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The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Center is part of an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for effective and safe vaccines. The HVTN’s mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS. The Laboratory Center has an annual budget of more than $25 million and employs approximately 200 employees throughout the program. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses through to testing vaccine efficacy. The HVTN Laboratory Center is seeking an Research Finance Assistant Director.
The Research Finance Assistant Director is responsible for driving all activities related to financial planning, grants and contracts, bugeting and analysis for the HVTN Laboratory Center, related grants and Division activities. This position will report to Director of Program Operations, Immunology and Vaccine Development (IVD) Program and will be a valued consultant to the Senior Vice President and Director, VIDD/HVTN Principal Investigator. The position will drive the international grants and contracts, budget and planning process for the Laboratory Center, as well as perform financial analysis. This position will provide strategic direction for a long-range financial view of the grant life cycle and beyond, while taking into consideration internal and external variables and constraints. Significant experience in complex sponsored research projects and financial analysis as well as a demonstrated track record as a leader who values teamwork, collaboration and communication are critical for this role. The ability to effectively communicate financial complexities to a range of audiences is essential.
The Research Finance Assistant Director will also manage a small team and will leverage Division and organizational resources to accomplish goals. In addition, this position will work closely with HVTN Leadership Operations Center, HVTN Statistical Data Management Center, Finance and Accounting as well as across functions (Office of General Council, Business Development & Strategy, IT and Human Resources). The position requires an ability to direct and manage multiple priorities, quickly analyze situations and make sound decisions using effective time management skills, good business acumen, and administrative judgment.
A. Financial Strategy and Operations
B. Team Leadership
C. Financial Reporting and scientific related visits/meetings
D. Other Duties
Key skills and abilities