The Geneva Foundation

Associate Investigator

Req No.
2021-2953
Category
Program
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Locations
US-TX-San Antonio
<b> Location : Name </b>
Brooks City-Base (Brooks Clinic) BCAFB

Overview

The Associate Investigator fully implements the research study under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and according to the guidelines set forth in the approved grant proposal as awarded by the funding source. The Associate Investigator is responsible for collaborating with the PI and study activities, which may include animal research, recruiting participants; data collection and analysis process; grant budget; managing grant personnel; preparing interim and final progress reports; disseminating study results; and coordinating any other activities necessary to execute the research protocol.

 

This position has an initial period of performance of 24 months. After the initial period of performance, the Associate Investigator is expected to secure funding for the position by applying for externally funded projects.  

 

AREVA Lab with work including animal models.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise Managers and staff to ensure optimal performance
  • Assure all staff complies with Foundation and site policies, procedures and SOPs
  • Develop, manage, and mentor staff by providing training, guidance and feedback through reviews, regular one on one meetings and constant communication
  • Provide support, as needed, in the development and documentation of policy and best practice guidelines and internal controls
  • Manage multiple programs/study managers
  • Work closely with the Chief of (Operations, Research and Development) and Executive Team to strategize responses to the business needs of Geneva’s customers
  • Responsible for overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the site’s process and procedures within the scope of the Foundation
  • Delegates responsibility to trained, qualified, proficient staff able to perform the tasks, as needed
  • Provide technical direction and overall supervision and guidance to department to ensure compliance with all federal, state and governing regulations/laws
  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes
  • Develop and implement plans for department systems, processes and personnel design
  • Promote safety and confidentiality of research participants at all times when working on human research studies
  • Promote humane and ethical treatment of animal research subjects when working on animal research studies
  • Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and infection control procedures
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures, as required
  • Manage study budget in accordance with the research proposal
  • Comply with the Employee Handbook and Standard
  • Operating Practices of The Geneva Foundation as applicable
  • Participate in the hiring, training, motivation, and supervision of other research personnel 
  • Maintain a collaborative research environment with all site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the funding organization
  • Execute and maintain research study
  • Manage study documentation
  • Recruit and enroll study subjects when applicable
  • Conduct research subject visits as needed
  • Collect data
  • Prepare interim and final progress reports
  • Document correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
  • Procure supplies and equipment as authorized per research budget guidelines
  • Disseminate research results (a minimum of 2 publications are expected per year)
  • Analyze data and the preparation of the final manuscript
  • Maintain an updated literature library of journal articles related to the research topic
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all research records
  • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)
  • Maintain and promote Geneva’s core values of Integrity, Superior Service to Customers, Quality, Teamwork, Innovation, and Respect for All
  • Possess a working knowledge of The Geneva Foundation’s Employee Handbook, User’s Guide and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as applicable
  • Remain accessible and accountable at all times during work hours and collects messages at least twice daily
  • Return telephone messages within 24 hours of receipt; return email messages in a timely manner as appropriate
  • Comply with the dress code of The Geneva Foundation and assigned duty station
  • Promote positive, professional relationships with co-workers and The Geneva Foundation

Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (PhD or MD) required
  • 2-4 years knowledge and experience with Department of Defense (DoD) Grants and Agreements administration and management, preferred
  • 2-4 years Medical research project management experience strongly desired, preferably with Department of Defense
  • Experience with advanced medical technologies, preferred
  • Significant experience in ECLS procedures in animal models, preferred
  • Knowledge of military system, preferred.
  • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and available to interact with employees, clients and sponsors of all levels
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in fast-paced, high-pressured environment with strict deadlines and to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results

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