The Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has established the standard for whats possible in cancer diagnostics and care. A dedicated team of more than 650 team members spread across six laboratory services and nine campus locations, all focused on one goal: optimizing patient care by providing a precise and accurate diagnosis utilizing our state-of-the-art clinical laboratories and cutting-edge technologies. Our department consists of subspecialized pathologists, molecular diagnosticians, and researchers with expertise in a range of solid tumor types as well as hematopathology and cytopathology. As a team member of the Pathology Department, you have a unique opportunity to work with medical professionals and laboratory scientists highly distinguished in the field of cancer diagnosis. The contributions you will make to this team will have a positive and lasting effect on the patients we serve and the vital mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The Department of Pathology is seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our team. In this role, you serve as an analytical, thought and project-leader in the assessment, development, and management of the Department of Pathologys digital and computational initiatives.
In working closely with the Pathology Departments clinical and administrative leadership and the directors of the Warren Alpert Center for Digital and Computational Pathology, the Project Manager will lead the evaluation of new technologies and processes to further inform and advance MSKs goal of incorporating a fully digital workflow to support clinical and research operations.
The Senior Project Manager for Pathology Strategic Initiatives will partner with various departments across MSKCC to provide project management for the Pathology Departments digital and computational pathology initiatives. The Sr. Project Manager will also provide strategic guidance and insight for other pathology initiatives that are mission and business critical to the Department and the Center. The Senior Project Manager will help determine the strategic direction based on the analysis of current operations, anticipated needs, financial considerations, and innovative approaches to pathology operations. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects, ensuring consistency with departmental and institutional strategy, commitments and goals. Designs, communicates, and implements an operational plan for completing the projects; monitors progress and performance against project plans; and takes action to ensure projects are on schedule and within budget. Serves as the departments liaison and interfaces with senior leadership, other MSKCC departments, external collaborators, and vendors.
Highly collaborative with strong team-building skills
Able to develop relationships at all levels throughout the organization and skilled at consensus building, conflict resolution and negotiation.
Highly thorough and dependable
Consistently self-directed and a self starter, leader and facilitator of group dynamics.
Primary function and job responsibility will be the transition of pathologist diagnostic and research work from an analog to a full digital environment
Mange vendor communication and serve as point of contact for vendor projects related to digital pathology
Provide program leadership and management
Work closely and collaboratively with various teams both within and outside of the department, include institutional information systems, pathology informatics, and research labs.
Be involved with facility planning. Negotiates and influences outcomes to maximize optimal use of resources (physical, IT, financial)
Provide training and end-user support by identifying training needs for faculty, administrative support staff, or managers
Provides effective structured change management support for all large-scale projects
Maintains regular communications regarding project status and progress; reporting regularly on project progress to stakeholders, project team and key leadership
4-7 years of experience leading medium to large sized, moderate to highly complexity strategic business unit projects or large scale program management.
Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management, including project management techniques and tools.
Proven experience in strategic planning; risk management and change management.
A high level of emotional intelligence with a broad communication tool kit that keeps people focused and brings out the best in others.
Preferred candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of Pathology business and work flow.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Bachelors Degree Required, Masters Degree MBA, MHA, MPA or other relevant graduate studies (strongly preferred).
Internal Number: 2019-32323
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.