The Institute for Medical Research (IMR), a private nonprofit organization that conducts cutting edge research for the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (DVAHCS), seeks to hire a Research Team Lead. The successful candidate will be employed by the Dr. Stephen Freedland, a nationally recognized leader in urology and urologic oncology research. The Freedland Urology Research Group primarily examines urology and oncology disease in veterans with a particular focus on lifestyle, race, and risk stratification, and is supported by numerous federal grants as well as leading industry sponsors.
This position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who may be taking time off between degrees. In this position, you will work with a dynamic team of MDs, PhDs, and research scientists at a high-tier medical institution. The Research Team Lead will gain considerable knowledge of clinical research methods, cancer biology, and urology. Seminars, other learning opportunities, and professional development funding are available after 3 months of employment.
Location: This position is hybrid. This position is located in Durham, North Carolina and candidates must be willing to relocate prior to start date.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Train and Supervise Research Staff:
Monitor Project Progression:
Document and Modify Standard Operating Procedures for Select Projects:
Provide Insights, Opinions, and Data to Supervisors for Project Planning:
Assist with Administrative Tasks:
Requires a bachelor’s degree and 1 year of at least one year of experience with human subject research.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements and activities that are required to perform the essential functions of the position include, but may not be limited to, as follows: Must be able to occasionally lift, pull and push a minimum of 40 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, sit for extended periods of time, squat, kneel, and stoop, regularly use fingers, hands for computer work.
Supervisory Controls: The position of Research Team Lead is under the direct supervisor of the Clinical Research Coordinator.
The prior statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Salary: $51,300 per year
Start Date: Expected start date will be 4- 6 weeks after the offer but is somewhat flexible and contingent upon completion and approval of VA paperwork.
Employee Benefits: IMR offers a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, short and long term disability insurance. IMR offers a matching 403b retirement savings plan, and paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave. Please visit https://imr.org/benefits/ for information about employee benefits.
All IMR employees are required to obtain a Workers Without Compensation (WOC) appointment at the Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS). As a result, the successful candidate must undergo a federal background check and may be subject to a physical and drug test. Participation in the vaccination programs may be required for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Workers Without Compensation (WOC) appointments. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled persons and Veterans.