Deputy Director - Scientific Operations, Clinical Research
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto, California, California
Internal Number: 747603900
This position is in The Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and is based in Palo Alto, CA. The Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a VHA Office of Research & Development (ORD) supported national clinical investigation program that is comprised of a network of centers and investigators. As a major division of the ORD Clinical Science Research and Development Service (CSR&D), CSP maintains a diverse portfolio of clinical research studies. To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements: BASIC EDUCATION: Must have a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. (Transcript required.) - AND - In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must also have specialized experience to qualify for this position as described below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, principles and other guidelines to successfully perform the duties of this position, and that is typically related to the work of the position. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower graded level in the Federal service. Qualifying specialized experience includes: experience working in clinical research coordinating center environment with emphasis in biostatistical, methodological, data management, and administrative expertise in the design, conduct, and management of clinical trials and epidemiological studies. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Leadership Manages and Organizes Information Organizational Development IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Requirements: The work of this position is primarily sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the duties of this position. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Duties include but are not, limited to the following. Primary Purpose. The primary purpose of the position is to facilitate, direct and coordinate scientific operational activities and programs related to the day-to-day operations of the Center's Data Management, Informatics and Quality Assurance functional sections and study teams as they design, conduct, and manage studies assigned to the CSPCC. The Deputy Director will supervise 2 Associate Center Directors, their staff and Informatics. Oversees CSP Coordinating Center Operations 45 Percent Oversees the conduct and assesses center activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, consistent and accurate documentation, and reporting, and to identify deficiencies or opportunities for improvement. Coordinate with the CSPCC Director, Administrative Officer, and other key stakeholders, to jointly ensure fiduciary accountability for center funds including overseeing the management of the center budget and project funding, ensuring that appropriate internal control systems are in place and preparing budget recommendations. Serves as supervisor to key CSP Center personnel to include Informatics, the ACD of Data Management and the SCD of Quality Assurance and ensures that appropriate levels of resources/staff are assigned to CSP Center activities. Provide Oversight and Leadership to Study Teams 35 Percent Serves as the clinical trials operations expert and/or oversees the expertise provided by CSP Center staff in the planning of clinical research studies. Serves as supervisor to key scientific CSP Center personnel and ensures that appropriate levels of resources/staff are assigned to CSP Center activities. Supervises employees hired under more than one job series. Performs Research Liaison Activities 20 Percent Represents CSP in communications and/or meetings with senior management within and outside VA, non-government experts, and the public, and serves as a liaison to other federal agencies and internal BA committees. Establishes working relationships with other agencies within and outside the Department, professional societies, groups, and individuals to share information on developments and technology in the scientific, technical, and administrative fields related to CSP research and development. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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