• Manager, Office of Scientific Career Development

    Job ID
    12642
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

     

    The Administrative Manager coordinates activities that prepare postdoctoral fellows and graduate students for their chosen careers. Also assists in coordinating the Research Ethics Education Program. Reports to the Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development. The manager works with the Director in making decisions that affect the current and future success of the program.

    Responsibilities

    Specific Duties

    • Provide management and oversight to the timely organization and delivery of professional development workshops for Fred Hutch scientists-in-training, in conjunction with the Student-Postdoc Advisory Committee (SPAC). Responsible for creating and maintaining a database documenting these workshops and the evaluation of these programs
    • Assist in the coordination of the Research Ethics Education Program
    • Update and maintain the Postdoc Outcomes Database, creating reports as needed
    • Manage the SPAC Course Scholarship, Travel Award, and Business Card Programs
    • With the Director, manage recruitment, retention and mentoring of SPAC Board Members
    • With the Director, develop and monitor the OSCD/SPAC budget
    • Develop and manage OSCD/SPAC web pages and listservs for Fred Hutch scientists-in-training (e.g., postdoc-student, reagents). Announce opportunities via a weekly newsletter
    • Communicate with new postdocs and graduate students to orient them to Hutch programs
    • Manage the McDougall and Hutchison Mentoring Award Programs
    • Manage teaching opportunities for scientists-in-training (e.g., Cancer Biology 100)
    • With the Program Director, coordinate the production and distribution of recurring reports
    • Analyze national and local data and gain advice from national sources to help form policies regarding the training and career needs of scientists-in-training at the Fred Hutch
    • Performs other duties as required


    Represent the OSCD and Fred Hutch

    • With the Director, serve as a liaison/advisor between scientists-in-training and other Fred Hutch administrative departments, including between SPAC and administration
    • With the Director, liaison with HR for policy development and implementation and budget management pertaining to the Graduate Student/Postdoc Childcare Subsidy Program
    • Attend internal Fred Hutch events relevant to scientists-in-training (e.g., Hutch United, Research Ethics Education Committee, Diversity ERGs)
    • Represent the Fred Hutch at national conferences focused on postdoc professional development (e.g., NPA, etc)

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree is required, PhD preferred.
    • Postdoc experience and/or knowledge of and experience with the professional development needs of postdocs and graduate students strongly preferred. Postdocs who wish to move into postdoc/grad student professional development work are especially encouraged to apply
    • Excellent communication skills strongly preferred
    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Suite
    • Knowledge of biomedical research terminology very helpful. Prior experience in an academic or scientific research setting preferable.
    • To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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