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The Gottardo Lab is looking for an Associate Director of Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center (VISC) Operations.
Led by Dr. Raphael Gottardo, the VISC partners with world-class research programs to tackle global public health initiatives in infectious disease. The VISC operates within two global research networks: the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) and the Global Health Vaccine Accelerator Platforms (GH-VAP). The VISC has additional dedication to open science exemplified by their DataSpace web application.
The CAVD is an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to designing a variety of novel HIV vaccine candidates and advancing the most promising candidates to clinical trials. The GH-VAP supports laboratory and clinical research to accelerate vaccine discovery and translation related to non-HIV infectious diseases, including COVID-19, TB, and malaria.
The Associate Director of VISC Operations oversees operations for the VISC and related projects and reports directly to the VISC principal investigator (PI). The Associate Director provides day-to-day management of the work, is responsible for relationship management among internal and external stakeholders, and serves as the PI’s representative when needed.
The Associate Director will be a member of the VISC Leadership Team and will significantly contribute to the formulation and implementation of strategic decisions of the network. The Associate Director is expected to establish and maintain strong, positive, and productive relationships among Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) faculty, Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) leadership and staff, external partners, and the sponsor. The Associate Director will provide fiscal oversight and make day-to-day management decisions regarding the work supported by the VISC. The Associate Director will also be responsible for direct management of a junior project manager and will provide guidance and mentorship for SCHARP staff.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.