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The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM) Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology become a single Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) on July 1 , 2020. The DLMP employs ~ 130 faculty, 800 staff, 60 residents and fellows, and 50 post docs and graduate students, with an annual budget of over $200 million: ~ $141 million in the SOM and ~$65 million in UW Medicine. A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for cutting edge patient care, research and educational programs, we combine the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomical pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve the five state WWAMI region: WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID.
We offer over 30 graduate medical education programs, including 18 subspecialty clinical fellowships (ACGME & Non-ACGME), a residency program in clinical and anatomical pathology, a clinical research fellowship, a post sophomore fellowship, and 13 medical student clerkships. Our graduate programs provide innovative educational opportunities to developing medical practitioners and bio clinical researchers. The Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program trains students to use advances in basic sciences to solve problems relevant to human disease; and, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems. The UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a dual degree MD/PhD program between the SOM and UW Research. The program trains scientists to develop a broad knowledge in medicine and the ability to productively investigate detailed mechanisms associated with human diseases.
Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic clinical and anatomical pathology. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, as well as an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Project Manager.
The Heart Regeneration Program (HRP), a translational research program within the University of Washington Medicine, is developing novel cell- and gene-based therapies for cardiovascular disease.
The Project Manager will be a member of the HRP Executive Committee and support all activities related to HRP. The position will work closely with other Directors at the interface of discovery science and first-in-class clinical investigation. Ideally, this position will facilitate the transition of assets from academia to commercialization. This is a 100% FTE professional staff position and reports directly to the Director of HRP.
Project Initiation Duties
•Coordinate with outside sponsors and UW on Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs) and Service Agreements (SAs), e.g. statements of work, legal terms, budget approval, etc. •Monitor the approval process for SRAs and SAs at UW and outside sponsors •Coordinating the execution of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) between outside parties and UW. •Preparing budget estimates for projects •Monitor cost updates with different units within UW
Project Execution Duties
•Conduct weekly meetings with subteams on their progress •Conduct weekly meetings with outside sponsors on the status of the projects •Lead monthly meetings with entire HRP program and/or subteams •Understand research project aims, timelines and milestones goals and ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within time frames; independently and effectively conceptualize then translate milestones/timeline into a weekly work plan; Track milestone completion and/or develop contingency plans, as necessary. •Acquire and manage capital equipment; Lead efforts in price negotiations, contracting terms, and final purchases. •Coordinate in vivo studies with UW’s WaNPRC and Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM); Effectively liaise between and across Investigators, study staff, participant sites, and funders as necessary to communicate research objectives, priorities, and/or changes; •Assist in ordering and setting up for studies •Maintain record keeping for in vivo studies; Proactively and independently design, develop and implement routine study operations reports including, but not limited to: monthly progress reports, recruitment reports, interim data reports for investigators, data quality and management reports; Per study milestones and timeline or Investigator/Director request, design and develop summary procedure/data reports on recruitment, retention, or other study protocol procedure effectiveness. •Establish GLP infrastructure within UW in coordination with third-party consultants •Work with animal team leaders to manage Institutional Animal Care and Committee (IACUC) protocols; Ensure compliance with IACUC approved protocols; amend protocols to stay current with study goals using the University’s Hoverboard platform •Budget tracking for projects; Demonstrates understanding in research fiscal management policies and practices; Effectively manages project budget as delegated; Coordinates purchasing and documentation as necessary (contracts, services, requisitions).
Project Close-out Duties
•Internal and external reporting on project milestones, spending, and outcomes; Accurately track reports per sponsor guidelines; independently initiate and compile necessary documents and progress report materials; draft sponsor reports and managing to final; and provide oversight to junior staff in these duties. •Manage fiscal invoicing to sponsor •Coordinate filing of Intellectual Property (IPs) with UW CoMotion
•Bachelor’s degree in a life science-related field •At least 3 years of experience in cell culture and molecular skills •Excellent communication skills, both written and oral •Experience in leading a multidisciplinary research team
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Hands-on experience with human pluripotent stem cells •Masters or PhD in biological science-related field •At least 10 years of bench science experience
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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