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Executive Director, Office Research Contracts

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina


Witt/Kieffer has partnered with Duke University School of Medicine in a national search for an Executive Director, Office Research Contracts.  Duke University School of Medicine is one of the top nationally ranked medical schools located in Durham, North Carolina.

The Executive Director will lead a team focusing on all operations that support drafting, negotiations, processing and execution of varied research contract agreements.  Office of Research Contracts include agreements that relate to research funded by industry, foundations and governments, both clinical and non-clinical, scientific or medical educational programs, subcontractors and exchanges of research materials and PHI data.  This key executive will develop and implement systems and procedures that support efficient processing and tracking of varied agreements.  He/She will collaborate and advise stakeholders, Office of General Counsel, Duke Center for Research Institute, and Risk Management for contract related issues.

MS degree required. Juris Doctorate or PhD preferred.  Minimum of ten years experience in leadership contracts research agreements at an academic or university office.

We appreciate any recommendations or nominations and want to assure that all nominations will be handled with confidentiality.

For a detailed leadership profile, or to discuss this opportunity further, please email the WK Advisors team at DukeEDResearchContracts@wkadvisors.com.

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