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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network located at the Fred Hutch is seeking a senior administrator to be the organization’s administrative liaison to its stakeholders. This person will be the Scientific Chief of Staff of the HVTN Leadership Center. The HVTN is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN operates in over 60 locations nationally and internationally conducting all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy. The HVTN Leadership Operations Center is based at Fred Hutch in Seattle, Washington. The HVTN primarily supports HIV vaccine research and development across partner institutions through administration of a cooperative agreement grant with DAIDS/NIAID/NIH.
The HVTN Scientific Chief of Staff will lead the overall scientific administration of the HVTN, including its leadership committee’s data reporting and, importantly, preparation for and coordination of the competing renewal application due in 2019. This position provides direct support to the HVTN Executive Management Team (EMT) and main areas of focus of the position will include building professional capacity to support science, recruiting professional staff, and developing and implementing programs to increase collaboration across the Network, especially the investigative teams at the clinical trial sites and the diverse HVTN and its affiliated labs and collaborators. As the organization is at the forefront of translational medicine, this position requires a scientific background and an advanced degree in the biological/medical sciences (PhD or MD).
Scientific program development:
Specific administrative responsibilities include: