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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Prevention Research Center. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Center Manager will conduct the day-to-day management of the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC), designed to help eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other underserved communities. The Center Manager will split time between the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) campus and the Danforth campus (Brown School) and will assist the investigators and working group units in coordinating the overall center. This will require coordination of a diverse team of consultants, faculty, and research assistants, application of scientific research methods, design and coordination of dissemination and implementation strategies, excellent oral and written communications skills, and supervisory skills.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall: Work closely with the principal investigators and unit leaders to provide structure for effective and efficient operation and maintenance of the WU-ISCCC to increase the reach, external validity, and sustainability of effective cancer control interventions.
Administrative project management:
Serve as primary center contact person for faculty, partners, consultants, other researchers, student research assistants, the University.
Serve as a contact person with other universities supported within the same funding announcement.
Plan and coordinate regular meetings, retreats, conference calls and webinars.
Manage subcontracts and consultants.
Manage budgetary expenditures in cooperation with the financial manager.
Develop and manage the center website and social media presence.
Provide day-to-day oversight of center activities and communications.
Develop and implement center timelines.
Prepare annual progress reports and final reports for the funding agency.
Research oversight and management:
Help to coordinate efforts with the coordinator of the Implementation Laboratory (known as the “Innovation Incubator”), which will serve as a conduit to connect researchers with implementation sites to foster innovative, rapid-cycle, and impactful research.
Facilitate research methods across multiple, concurrent projects within the center.
Assist with Center-related quantitative and qualitative data collection.
Preparation of study products:
Assist with performing statistical data analyses, interpreting findings, and summarizing results.
Assist with writing study reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
Develop and deliver oral presentations.
Design and oversee production of study communication and dissemination.
Develop products (e.g., toolkits) based on findings, disseminate findings and products by audience (researchers, practitioners).
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 3 years of professional work experience
Proficient computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office and Excel are required
Master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, or public policy
Experience in mobilizing and working with many diverse partners
Data collection and research methods experience
Experience in public health and clinical studies desirable
Experience with managing budgets
Experience working in a university or research environment
Knowledge of the principles of research design
Public health knowledge
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail in data collection, editing, record-keeping, and monitoring progress
Ability to manage one's own schedule and that of others; to set and meet multiple concurring deadlines
Ability to present self and the study projects to internal and external partners
Strong oral and written communication skills to work with study faculty, consultants, partners, students and employees
Ability to work on multiple study aspects with diverse team members
Applicant Special Instructions:
A cover letter is required with your application materials to give us better understanding of your background and interest related to this position.
You may upload your cover letter and other documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at https://jobs.wustl.edu/.
The Center Manager will have a workstation at the Prevention Research Center on the Danforth Campus, in Hillman Hall and in the Division of Public Health Sciences on Taylor Avenue on the School of Medicine Campus. Ability to travel regularly between campuses is required.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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