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BRIGHT Program Director

2009-09-14 16:45:45

The Institute of Nursing Science of the Basel University
invites applications for the position of a

Program Director / Post-doctoral fellowship (80%-100%)

for the “BRIGHT” (Building Research Initiative Group: Chronic Illness Management and
AdHerence in Transplantation)-study”– an international multicenter program which aims at
assessing medication adherence and its associated patient, health care provider and healthcare systemrelated
factors in heart transplant recipients (time period: 2010-2012).

The Program Director/Postdoctoral fellow collaborates with the Principal Investigator, develops, under
minimal supervision, the infrastructure and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

The program director/postdoctoral fellow:
•     Directs the daily activities of the project, leads the development and implementation of standard
        operating procedures.
•     Establishes project goals and monitors the operational effectiveness of the infrastructure in terms of
        meeting project goals in collaboration with the PI.
•     Collaborates with the PI to maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively
        accomplish the project goals, and recruits, trains, and supervises the staff.
•     Develops and maintains a website to help disseminating project documents to the project team.
•     Manages the budget of the project.
•     Communicates and collaborates with subcontractors to ensure project deliverables are received on time.
•     Communicates and collaborates with an international consortium of researchers on study progress.
•     Communicates and collaborates with Transplant Centers to ensure IRB compliance, fidelity to
        study protocol.
•     Oversees the development of an infrastructure supporting center tracking databases, patient
        recruitment and response rate databases, and instrument level databases.
•     Assists in the writing of publications and presentations.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in related area
•     At least 5 years of experience in managing multicenter research projects
•     Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams particularly in the context of clinical research
•     Experience with survey data or large datasets
•     Proficient in Microsoft Office, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
•     Written and oral language proficiency in English: Proficiency in other languages is an asset.

We offer a competitive package of conditions congruent with the University of Basel wage structure
for postdoctoral fellows.

Applications including a curriculum vitae should be sent by 15.11.2009 to:

Prof. Dr. Sabina De Geest, Director, Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of
Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland or per email

For further information please contact:

Sabina De Geest, PhD, RN • • T ++41 61 267 09 51

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