Research & Registry

Research & Registry Oversight Committee (RROC) Delegate



Closed for applications

The CARRA Research and Registry Oversight Committee (RROC) Delegate is a non-voting member of the Board-appointed leadership team responsible for overseeing research policies, procedures, and infrastructure regarding the CARRA Registry and other externally funded research projects.  The position reports to the CARRA RROC Chairs. 

The Delegate will work closely with current RROC Chairs, the Scientific Director, and RROC staff to assist with RROC oversight and monitoring of the CARRA Registry, its sub-studies and other funded research projects. The RROC also oversees and manages the CARRA Informatics Core, the CARRA Biobank, CARRA Registry and Informatics Associate Program, PARTNERS, and other externally funded projects. 

The RROC Delegate will hold a non-voting seat on the CARRA Research and Registry Oversight Committee, and will participate in related activities and initiatives as required. An estimated 2 hours weekly will be needed to perform these duties. The position would account for 5% of an individual’s time (0.6 calendar months, $200,000 maximum salary) over a 2-year term. 


Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead and/or provide leadership assistance for specific projects to improve CARRA Registry or research efforts in line with strategic planning as requested by RROC Chairs. 
  • Serve as liaison between RROC and Registry Associates. 
  • Actively participate in regular conference calls/meetings which include but are not limited to:
    • Weekly RROC meetings 
    • Monthly meetings with the Registry Operations team
    • Monthly Registry site calls 
    • Monthly Registry and Informatics Associate Program calls 
    • Annual CARRA-DCRI Registry Retreat at DCRI


  • Applicants must be current CARRA members, have completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and be employed as a pediatric rheumatologist or health professional in the United States or Canada.
  • Previous experience with the CARRA Registry, including serving as a Registry  site PI,  holding a CARRA  Registry  position, authoring Registry publications,  supporting development of Registry  CRFs,  experience applying for and using Registry data, or other CARRA leadership activities is required. 
  • Employees of pharma or biotech companies are not eligible. 


  • Full applications are due by July 16, 2021.
  • CARRA Registry leadership will review all applications and interview the top candidates. The successful applicant will be appointed by the Board at the recommendation of the RROC. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by November 1, 2021.


The position will account for 5% of an individual’s effort (0.6 calendar months, $200,000 maximum salary) over a 2-year term beginning January 1, 2022. The position may be eligible for renewal depending on availability of funds and/or productivity.  

Application Process

Applications must consist of the following materials as individual PDF documents:

  1. NIH Biosketch (maximum limit of 5 pages)
  2. Personal Statement: One-page (single-spaced, 12-point Calibri font, 1-inch margins) statement describing what you hope to contribute and to gain from this experience, as well as how it would fit into your long-term career goals.
  3. Institutional Letter of Support: Letter signed by division chief or chair stating that there will be 5% protected effort for these activities.
  4. Letter of Recommendation: Signed letter of recommendation from a CARRA member other than the division chief supporting your candidacy.
  5. References: Provide the names and contact information for two references to call. At least one reference must be a CARRA member outside the applicant’s institution who has worked with the candidate on CARRA activities.



Email [email protected] if you have questions about the application process or about the position.