The Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology is seeking a Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
Our team of expert biological curators, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists maintain and enhance a knowledge extraction and refinement process that delivers an ever-growing set of relevant biological data and its provenance for biomedical applications. We develop and promote the use of shared ontologies to describe knowledge in an open and extensible model that is targeted towards machine reasoning. We develop, adapt, and apply innovative scientific knowledge management theory and technology to provide computational semantic bridges between disparate knowledge sources. We seek to enable bioinformatic reasoning and clinical decision-making using all the species as well as associated bioinformatic data, including genes, phenotypes, chemistry, drugs, and much more. https://tislab.org
This position will be working on a variety of projects, including the NCATS Data Translator project (https://ncats.nih.gov/translator), and the Center for Cancer Data Harmonization (CCDH) project, with work commitments amounting to 1 FTE (that is, a full time position). The Biomedical Data Translator project is a multiyear, iterative effort focused on the integration of multiple types of existing data sources, including objective signs and symptoms of disease, drug effects, and intervening types of biological data relevant to understanding pathophysiology. The CCDH is a newly funded, 3.5 year national program awarded by the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research on behalf of the National Cancer Institute. The center will work with a cloud-based data-sharing portal called the Cancer Research Data Commons. In the Commons, the goal is for disparate types of data generated by everything from basic science studies to clinical trials to be integrated and structured in ways that help researchers make advances and clinicians provide the best treatments.
TISLab projects are data infrastructure programs and there are opportunities to align processes and methods across them. The new project manager must have experience for geographically distributed scientific projects; must work closely with software engineers and senior technical architects; and must be responsive to feedback. The role is to assist with the design, development, and implementation of program management and reporting structures for the Translator, CCDH, or other TISLab projects.
Typically requires Master's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University, and 3+ years of management experience / training in a technical or scientific field.
Experience and proven track record as a successful project manager for software or technical projects (e.g. project and issue tracking, release/risk management, etc.).
Familiarity with repositories such as GitHub and issue trackers such as JIRA.
Meticulous organizational skills.
Ability to be self-directed and work well in a cross-functional and interdisciplinary team.
Ability to manage resources and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to remain positive and calm under stress.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Experience working collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional teams, external-facing customer/partners.
Demonstrated expertise with virtual collaboration tools, including GSuite, Slack, Twitter, web conferencing tools (Skype, WebEx, Zoom), cloud storage services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive), and Git/GitHub.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Office in Corvallis at OSU with flexible remote working available.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training, education, and experience
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