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The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today. We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward. ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.
ITHS has an outstanding opportunity for an early-career Project Manager to support efforts across its various workstreams, and manage projects that span the breath of ITHS’ capabilities. Reporting to the Director of Program Operations, the Project Manager will take ownership of the Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies program, partner with the Hub Liaison Team to promote multisite clinical trials, work to develop continuous process improvement initiatives, and assist in the overall strategic planning efforts for the Institute. This position will work with faculty and staff leaders from the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and numerous other research partners across the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) region, as well as members of our national clinical and translational research consortium.
Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies Program:
Manage the annual process for selection and funding of meritorious research applications.
Coordinate with the Office of Communications to announce funding opportunities and application requirements.
Coordinate a thorough and comprehensive scientific review process, spanning multiple disciplines and institutions.
Under the guidance of ITHS leadership, assist in the selection of yearly funding cohorts.
With direction from ITHS Director of Finance, coordinate timely release and tracking of research funds.
Under the guidance of the ITHS Director of Evaluation, design and implement metric collection processes that support overall ITHS goals.
Participate as a key member of the CTSA External Review Exchange Consortium (CEREC), to represent the UW in efforts to support pilot programs at eight other member institutions.
Hub Liaison Team to the Trial Innovation Network (TIN):
Supports the Hub Liaison Team (HLT) through project design and execution of improvement efforts related to the conduct of multisite clinical trials (participant recruitment, human subjects protection process flow, among others).
With direction from the TIN Coordinator, provide key project insights in support of grant development activities.
Lean & Continuous Process Improvement:
After achieving familiarity with internal ITHS systems, provide ongoing recommendations for continuous process improvement according to lean methodology.
Under direction of ITHS leadership, implement selected improvements using change management principles, collect key metrics, and evaluate impact.
Special Projects Support:
Participate in annual ad hoc special projects, including eternal advisory board meetings, conferences, research network meetings, symposia, and other duties as needed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Health-related scientific discipline, or similar. Two to three years’ experience managing programs, projects, or grants to achieve goals on time and on scope.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to support teams to accomplish program goals and objectives.
Sophisticated organizational and project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with ease, forethought, and accuracy.
Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills used to inform and connect a variety of audiences.
Program evaluation and reporting experience, familiarity with routine quantitative and qualitative methods.
Familiarity with Continuous Process Improvement, Toyota Lean Six Sigma or similar performance improvement methodologies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and other common software.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Project management training or credential.
Higher education project management experience.
Experience with federal grant management and reporting.
Experience working with healthcare professionals and researchers.
Experience with human subjects research protections and federal research compliance.
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