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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 3/23/21
The University of California is home to several programs which create educational and entrepreneurial opportunities and provide value for UC-affiliated students, faculty, alumni, campus groups and extramural partners. These educational and entrepreneurship programs are growing in activity and complexity across the UC system, which has increased the need for coordination among external and internal stakeholders. In addition, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is engaged with global educational and innovation collaborations that will include the development of new training programs, including a collaboration with the First Affiliated Hospital Sun-yet Sen University (FAH-SYSU).
The Program Manager, will provide support for high-visibility training and education programs at UC Berkeley/UC Davis Health as part of the International Surgical Robotics and Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics Training Program (CITRIS/FAH-SYSU Training Program). CITRIS is collaborating with the FAH-SYSU to develop and implement a 2-part program: 1) a Surgical Robotics Training Program based on the highly successful model established at its sister campus UC Davis Health and 2) a Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics Training Program based on the highly successful model established at UC Berkeley through support from The Lingnan Foundation. This international program provides a world class training program for Chinese, US and global clinicians to excel in surgical robotics and digital health/health informatics/health robotics solutions to improve the well-being of patients. The CITRIS/FAH-SYSU Training Program provides support for trainees from China and the US as well as provide world class seminars and conferences.
Surgical robotics and digital health/health informatics/health robotics provide unique methods for improving access, strengthening capacity, reducing cost and, most importantly, improving healthcare quality and outcomes. The CITRIS/FAH-SYSU Training Program covers the design and implementation of a state-of-the-art training and educational program for China, the U.S., and Pacific Rim nations. The position of Program Manager will support the PI and the binational leadership team in 1) developing of collaborative, bi-national training opportunities and curriculum in surgical robotics, including advanced robotic methods; 2) developing collaborative, bi-national educational opportunities in digital health, health informatics and health robotics, including advanced robotic methods to support health programs, through seminars and a fellowship program; and 3) undertaking the required programmatic administrative activities including program oversight and coordination, budgetary management, and implementation of logistic arrangements required for a successful international training program. In doing so the Program Manager will collaborate with other staff to assure the success of the program.
40% Planning, Development and Management of Surgical Robotics Program:
Under direction of the PI, coordinates and oversees staff contributions Surgical Robotics training program design, implementation, and growth to create a highly successful model global training program.
Assists in and oversees staff contributions to curriculum development, creation of state-of-the-art training paradigms, and implementation of a best practice curriculum for Chinese, US and global trainees.
With staff, develops a training platform that can provide virtual or in-person training and has a resilient training platform to function continuously
Supports program assessment and continuous quality improvement to maintain state-of-the-art training protocols and information.
Supports and oversees staff contributions to logistics, travel and communication for US and Chinese partners for smooth operations of the training enterprise, including coordination with FAH-SYSU program collaborators.
With staff, develops and coordinates a training certification program for program participants.
15% Planning, Development and Management of Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics Program:
Under direction of the PI, coordinates and oversees staff contributions to Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics training program design, implementation, and growth to create a highly successful model global training program.
Assists in development of state-of-the-art fellows training program to support Chinese, US and global trainees.
Develop a training platform that can provide virtual or in-person training and has a resilient training platform to function continuously.
Support program assessment and continuous quality improvement to maintain state-of-the-art training protocols and information.
Support logistics, travel and communication for US and Chinese partners for smooth operations of the training enterprise, including coordination with FAH-SYSU program collaborators.
Develop and coordinate a training certification program for program participants.
15% Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics Fellows Program:
Develops and implements the CITRIS/FAH-SYSU Fellows program including identification of fellow and mentors, creation of a comprehensive model for long-term engagement that creates mutual value for FAH-SYSU, CITRIS (UCB/UCDH) and the mentors themselves.
Identifies, recruits, on-boards, and retains new fellows to participate in the Fellows Program.
15% Seminar and Conference Coordination for Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics Program:
Serves as a key liaison to campus partners and China partners in the development and implementation of periodic seminar and conference programs that address topic areas identified by FAH-SYSU and CITRIS leadership, including supporting comparable programs in Guangzhou, China.
Proactively works with FAH-SYSU and UC partners in conducting outreach, recruitment and dissemination to reach fellows and mentors through new and existing channels.
10% FAH-SYSU/CITRIS Management:
Serves as a liaison between UC and FAH-SYSU program leadership, partners, faculty including working closely with program the training program.
Facilitates standing and ad hoc meetings for both Surgical Robotics and Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics programs.
Facilitates communications, media and website functions for both Surgical Robotics and Digital Health/Health Informatics/Health Robotics programs.
Serves as administrative and operations liaison between FAH-SYSU, UC Berkeley and UC Davis Health.
Supports program evaluation, contract and reporting activities.
Coordinates translation and other communication activities for the program.
5% Other Duties as Assigned
Assists in program-related activities related to international and program-related requests.
Participates in continuous professional education activities.
This is a one-year contract appointment
Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekend hours and travel internationally, including current documentation for travel and work in China (potential for other international travel).
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Bilingual (Mandarin/English) and bicultural proficiency is preferred.
Master's degree, PhD, other advanced degree preferred.
Academic background and experience in selected area of research preferred.
Solid fundraising experience.
Salary & Benefits
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The salary range designated for this position: $100,000 - $110,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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