Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Diagnostic Imaging. As a Top Ten Radiology Department in a US News and World Report Top Ten Hospital, the academic Radiology enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading Medical Schools. The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.
The Department of Radiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST The position serves as the Manager for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), The Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), and the Therapeutic Pipeline Project (TPP), along with the related sub-programs, focused primarily on Alzheimer's disease research, teaching, and outreach.
This position is responsible for three major entities that are administratively housed in the Department of Radiology (ADRC, MBWC, and TPP) but span multiple School of Medicine Departments, and two Schools in the University of Washington. The planning, managing, coordinating, and integration provided by this position are vital for the growth, development, and continuation of these programs.
Major duties and responsibilities:
Program operations for three entities: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC, 60%), Therapeutic Pipeline Project (TPP, 30%), and Memory and Brain Wellness Center (10%).
Planning, managing, coordinating, and integrating all research groups, scientific programs, community outreach, fiscal oversight, philanthropic efforts, compliance monitoring, facilities coordination, and reporting activities of the ADRC, MBWC and TPP. The ADRC is a $12M award from NIH/NIA, and TPP is a $6M gift from the Ellison Foundation. The ADRC consists of 9 sub-programs: 6 research cores and 3 research projects. TPP consists of 4 sub-programs: genetic testing core, neurimaging core, drug discovery project, and clinical trials project. Each sub-program has faculty, staff, trainees, and an administrator; the three entities together include about 40 scientists and support staff.
The successful candidate will need exceptional organizational skills, familiarity with public health, community outreach, and medicine, and a track record for helping develop strategic plans and overseeing their implementation to successful conclusion. It is expected that the successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in team-building, delegated decision-making authority, allocation of resources, and establishment of policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
This position needs to oversee the activities of faculty, trainees, and staff supported by ADRC, MBWC, and TPP. All together this is about 40 people at laboratories and clinical research sites at UW, UWMC, HMC, Group Health Cooperative, WSU, and Puget Sound VA. The ability to build consensus and partner with multiple groups is essential.
At least a Master's degree in the field of Humanities or a related science field.
Business management expertise, including involvement with fiscal and administrative activities.
Two years' successful experience with delegated authority for planning and managing a large organization with multiple sub-programs.
Additional previous experience integrating sub-programs within a larger program
Education to include focus on public health, especially community outreach, and humanities with strong skills in writing and oral presentations.
A doctorate in a related field is highly desirable.
Project Management training, certification, and/or experience is highly desirable.
Experience working with multiple institutions and multiple departments within an academic medical center.
Familiarity with NIH grant-related compliance and fiscal policies.
Successful experience with editing manuscripts and grants in related biomedical fields.
Successful experience with philanthropic efforts.
Successful experience identifying and overseeing IT solutions to build efficiencies.
Passion and/or experience with Alzheimer's Disease or similar neurological conditions
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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