Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary

Provide leadership in the development, implementation and management of research for the Duke Cancer Institute's [DCI] Oncology Clinical Research Unit [CRU]. Serve as the primary liaison throughout the institution for assigned projects. Build study specific treatment plans and supportive care regimens for multiple, complex oncology clinical trials and research studies using EPIC Beacon.

Work Preformed

Program, Project and Study Management

Work closely with the Principal Investigator [PI] and study team to analyze, develop, test and implement study specific clinical research treatment protocols in the EPIC Beacon Module with minimal supervision. Evaluate, analyze and synthesize information from various sources and translate information into different types of electronic clinical tools such as order sets, treatment plans and protocols. Extract treatment information from research protocols.

Evaluate plans, processes, and results to make recommendations for improvement; develop and implement solutions. Recognize and offer solutions to study problems. Assist in the development of amendment changes. Provide status reports to management and study teams.

Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed. Collaborate with leadership and staff to develop and participate in presentations to both internal and external groups on study activation including the status of validation of the EPIC Beacon builds and other topics.

Ensure the process flows for the EPIC Beacon protocols represent best practices, work standardization, and compliance. Oversee compliance with institutional requirements, policies and appropriate study-level documentation.

Acts as liaison between study teams and the Duke Office of Clinical Research [DOCR] Beacon Team; providing expertise and experience across departments. Support high quality research and customer service excellence while serving as a direct link between the clinical research staff, research operations leadership and DOCR.

Develop, write and implement standard operating procedures.


Collaborate, and communicate with PI and study personnel as required. Communicate concerns clearly in a professional manner. Respond timely to emails, phone calls and questions. Escalate issues to others as appropriate.


The primary contact in the development of study specific EPIC Beacon build. Educate and train clinical research staff on the EPIC Beacon development process. Serve as an expert resource for colleagues and teammates. Assist colleagues in identifying efficiencies and improving process. Support colleagues in their project work; encourage completion. Actively network.

Maintain a positive image when dealing with department personnel and other Duke University employees. Maintain a positive image when dealing with department personnel and other Duke University employees.

Provide leadership within the team. Mentor staff. Prepare for, lead and participate in team meetings, committees, task forces and ad hoc groups.


Recognize and employ the professional guidelines and code of ethics related to the conduct of clinical research. Know and follow policies, standard operating procedures [SOPs], regulations and protocol requirements that govern clinical research. Maintain Duke and project specific training and certification requirements.

Other work as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


The preferred candidate will have EPIC, oncology or research experience.

Minimum Qualifications


Completion of a Bachelor's degree


Work requires a minimum of four years of research experience (e.g., experience. research, clinical, interaction with study population, program coordination). A Master's degree may substitute for two years of related

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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