HANC Director

Job ID
23114
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Staff Scientist

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) works with the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the intent of creating a more integrated, collaborative and flexible research structure. The networks are an affiliated group of national and international medical research institutions and investigators that conduct clinical HIV/AIDS research to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies, and vaccines. HANC is located within the Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD). This position is based in Seattle, Washington.

 

The HANC Director is responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of the activities of HANC. The HANC Director reports to the Executive Director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and oversees HANC activities under the guidance of the principal investigators of the four NIH- funded HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Networks. The networks include the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HTPN), the HVTN, and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT). HANC is non-competitively funded by the HIV NIAID Division of AIDS. The HANC 2022 Work Plan and the HANC Organizational Chart are posted on the HANC public website.

Responsibilities

Project Planning and Budgeting

  • Supervise the collaborative drafting of the annual HANC Work Plan with HANC staff and working groups; edit document and ensure that Network and DAIDS leadership review and approve the final work plan prior to distribution to collaborators.
  • Monitor implementation of the HANC Work Plan over the course of the year and update as necessary.
  • Work with the VIDD Fiscal Manager to develop the HANC project budget to support the scope of work and work plan objectives.


Project Reporting

  • Coordinate the communication of project progress, collaborating with HANC staff to develop the annual HANC Progress reports; edit and distribute them to collaborators.
  • Collaborate with VIDD Fiscal Manager and HANC team to develop HANC Annual progress report for NIAID grants management (due March 1 each year); edit and work with the VIDD Fiscal Manager and Hutch Office of Sponsored Research to ensure timely submission along with future year budget and grants paperwork.
  • Provide presentations and written progress updates monthly to Network Leadership Group (NLG) , bimonthly to the DAIDS Director bimonthly and other collaborators which include the Directors of the DAIDS Office of Clinical Site Oversight (OCSO) and the Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations (OPCRO).


HANC Staff Management and Development

  • Work closely with the HANC Deputy Director to oversee all areas of coordination and supervision of HANC staff including recruitment and staff training.
  • Supervise HANC project managers provide regular communication on expectations, address performance issues as needed, and conduct annual performance review. Work with project managers to develop annual goals for themselves and their working groups, including development of action plans to meet goals. Support staff in achieving personal and project goals.
  • Meet weekly with each direct report project coordinator to ensure that project work is on track, assist with problem solving, and provide advice and support.


Project Management

  • Provide oversight for Behavioral Sciences, Evaluation, Community, Data Management, Site Coordination and Laboratory Coordination via participation in their top-level monthly conference calls and weekly meetings with Project Managers. Ensure that information is being shared freely between areas of coordination and between staff.
  • Schedule, develop agendas and lead monthly HANC staff meetings.
  • Establish metrics for evaluation of implementation and impact of cross-network projects.


Technology Utilization and HANC Portal Projects

  • Collaborate with HANC staff to identify information and technology needs and projects; update the HANC collaborator SharePoint portal and the public AEM website as needed.
  • Work with the HANC staff to ensure that content on the HANC public website and HANC Portal general page is appropriate, accurate and useful.
  • Collaborate with HANC staff to identify ways that technology can support our internal work processes; drive development and ongoing updating of the HANC website.

 

Travel Required to Accomplish Goals

  • The HANC Director will attend annual full group network meetings as requested.
  • Other conferences as needed to assist with HANC participation and presentations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and additional relevant experience required; MD, PhD or Masters preferred.
  • 10 years clinical research and/or trial administration experience required; with at least 5 years in HIV prevention or HIV therapeutic research.
  • 5+ years in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to understand organizational dynamics and relate to individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural humility, racial/ethnic and sexual diversity.
  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills, and attention to detail is required.

 

The role of HANC Director will be a full-time (100%) but could be negotiated if other activities require a reduction in FTE.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch to be considered for this position.

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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