Associate Director, Research Administration

June 8

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Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company.

Consumer Genetics • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) • Bioinformatics • Consumer Insights • Big Data

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• Provide strategic leadership and direction for the research administration team and other teams supporting the Helix Research Network at Helix • Ensure research activities are aligned with Helix's goals and objectives • Own the research planning and administration process from top to bottom • Oversee the operation and administration of the Helix Research Network, including coordinating activities across multiple research sites and teams, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and guidelines, and optimizing research processes and workflows • Organize and oversee governance committees for the Helix Research Network • Engage with external research partners, including health system research leaders, regulatory experts, and program leaders, to ensure effective partnerships, foster collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources • Advise internal and external stakeholders on regulatory issues and drive teams towards mutually beneficial decisions • Develop and maintain research project documentation, including protocols, standards, policies, FAQs, and governance documents • Manage IRB submissions and communications and monitoring activities related to the Helix Research Network • Design and develop protocols for new research initiatives and projects


• Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience • 8+ years of research experience, including 4+ years of experience managing large research programs or networks involving multiple sites and teams and 2+ years of experience leading clinical research in a clinical setting or at an academic medical center, including responsibility for supervising research staff • Prior experience coordinating or leading studies involving genomic data • Prior experience with research registries and a solid understanding of the principles governing secondary use of biospecimens and data • Adept at building partnerships, quickly establishing rapport, and collaborating with others to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Skilled at influencing and persuading internal and external stakeholders and driving decision-making in highly matrixed environments • In-depth knowledge of ICH-GCP and FDA and OHRP regulations and a thorough understanding of research procedures • Strong writing and presentation skills • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and advise on matters involving ambiguity and in-flight strategy • Strong desire to improve processes and drive efficiency and repeatability in operations • Willingness to roll up sleeves, dive in, and take care of tasks large and small; must enjoy spending time in the weeds and at the 30,000-foot level


• Comprehensive Health Insurance with Date of Hire eligibility • 12 weeks Helix Paid Parental Leave option • 401(k) with employer matching of up to 4% and 100% Vesting on the Date of Hire • Comprehensive Well-Being Benefits o 18 well-being programs covering financial, legal and wellness solutions • Flexible PTO • Remote options for many roles and a home office stipend

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