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Project Management
Project Manager
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University of Washington | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

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. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.

The University Of Washington Department Of Pathology is a dynamic organization, one of the best in the country that has had a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department offers full diagnostic service in all areas of pathology and is one of the top ranked Departments of Pathology as a recipient of research grant funding National Institutes of Health. Our educational and training programs include the Pathology Residency Training Program, the Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease Ph.D. and the teaching of medical students, postdoctoral research fellows and clinical fellows.

Funded in 2018, the Dog Aging Project (DAP) at the University of Washington will create a nationwide 10-year longitudinal study of healthy aging in 10,000 companion dogs. The goal is to identify the genetic and environmental factors that influence healthy aging, and to understand how the intersection and interaction of these factors shape aging. A small group of these dogs will be enrolled in a trial testing the ability of a promising drug to increase healthspan and lifespan in dogs. Results from this large-scale study of aging in companion dogs is expected to have a powerful impact on the quality of life both for companion dogs and humans.

The DAP currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROJECT MANAGER. The DAP resides in the Department of Pathology, a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities.

Reporting to the Director of Program Operations, and working closely with Dog Aging Project's leaders and partners, the Program Operations Specialist will provide logistic execution, operational support and issue resolution. The Program Operations Specialist will work with investigators and team members to:

Manage the execution and logistical operations for the program, including working closely with the Principal Investigator and Program Directors to implement systems and processes Coordinate with functional teams (aka Cores), create detailed executional roadmaps based on high level plans for each phase of the project Ensure operational execution for implementation of goals outlined by the program Record, report and manage on program progress

The role will build on the strong interpersonal, business and technical relationships with program leaders, staff and partners to ensure timely completion of defined programmatic milestones. This will include management of meetings, workstreams, collaborations, and day-to-day management of activities. The Program Operations Specialist may be required to shepherd the execution of agreements, and may have to carry out additional workstream tasks, as needed to meet project deadlines. The Program Operations Specialist will connect with stakeholders from many functional areas of several organizations at many organizational levels, hence the ability to form strong interpersonal connections and to maintain communication with internal and external scientific collaborators and vendors is a must.

Job Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope to fulfill the aims of the program; 30%

Manage the relationship with stakeholders. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors to support the execution of project tasks; 20%

Responsible for detailed project plans and progress tracking; 20%?Manage development of project roadmap with Director of Program Operations, while engaging major stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility, resource availability and allocation;

Provide Director of Program Operations and senior leadership with project status dashboard to enable program oversight. Report and escalate to management as needed;

Oversee the executional details of data and sample acquisition, project data analysis system, and program data output channels; 10%

Working with the Director of Program Operations and Principle Investigator (Program Head), ensure program stays within budget by using appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs; 10%

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation as time allows 10%

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in health or biological sciences or related field (ie bioinformatics, medicinal chemistry, public health, etc), and/or business or equivalent work experience;

Minimum of 2 years of experience in a combination of biological study management, operations, logistics, program administration, communication and/or financial management;

Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with special attention to details and the ability to work independently as needed;

Exceptional interpersonal skills to appropriately engage stakeholders, as well as balance multiple workstreams and competing priorities;

A strong collaborative mindset that enable the ability to interact with, influence, and act on many internal and external organizational levels;

Comfortable with large amounts of data and information, and the ability to accept and channel ambiguity into project frameworks;

Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and to engender trust;

Strong analytical skills, solid business acumen, and the ability to span stakeholders;

Ability to identify and solve problems, analyze data and implement and troubleshoot solutions;

Ability to maintain the best interest of the University of Washington and the Dog Aging Project, amidst competing priorities and conflicting feedback from a variety of constituents;

Excellent verbal and written communication as well as editing skills;

Proven high level proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Google Drive Suite (Doc, Sheets, and Slides);

Reliability, integrity, ability to perform under pressure.

Desired Requirements:

Background in genetics and genomics research with a strong understanding of data and sample acquisition process development, genomic sequencing technologies. Working understanding of canine genetics preferred;

PMP certification desired, but not required;

Experience synthesizing information and presenting concepts to constituents across a wide range of fields (scientific, clinical, information technology, finance, etc.).

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

About University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The Seattle-based university has earned an international reputation for research, and its graduate programs are some of the most highly rated in the nation. It is a leader in such fields as drama, dentistry, medicine, nursing, health services, astronomy, computer science, molecular biotechnology, oceanography, biostatistics, physics, physiology, pharmacology, geography, sociology, and social work. The university currently enrolls 35,000 students.