Sr. Scientific Project Manager, AACR Project GENIE
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 47,000 members residing in 126 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in cancer research as well as in related sciences. The AACR publishes nine peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 22,500 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds research fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in the biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.
About the Project:
AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) is a publicly accessible international cancer registry of real-world data assembled through data sharing between 18 of the leading cancer centers in the world. Through the efforts of strategic partners Sage Bionetworks and cBioPortal, the registry aggregates, harmonizes, and links clinical-grade, next-generation cancer genomic sequencing data with clinical outcomes obtained during routine medical practice from cancer patients treated at these institutions with the goal of improving clinical decision making and catalyzing clinical and translational research (www.aacr.org/genie).
The AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center is seeking an experienced project manager with a scientific or clinical background who has the expertise to oversee a large, complex project on tight deadlines. The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly organized individual who is able to work both independently and in diverse teams, with a proven track record of meeting deliverables in a fast-paced, startup-like environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of an international cancer genomics scientific/clinical research project
- Work with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and the internal team to ensure the timely collection, QC, derivation, and delivery of required data elements
- Develop and/or update project documentation (SOPs, project plan, PMF, etc.) as necessary
- Oversee the implementation of contingency plans as necessary
- Work with the Coordinating Center Team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors
- Contribute to external communications about the project
- Work collaboratively to plan all project meetings, including two biannual, in-person meetings
- Other duties as assigned
Specific Job Tasks:
- Ensure that all tasks are executed on time or that contingency plans are implemented, if necessary. Provide regular status assessments to team members
- Conduct project risk assessments and implement appropriate mitigation strategies
- Work with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the prompt delivery and receipt of genomic data, limited clinical information, pathology reports, abstracted clinical data, and derived data elements
- Participate in the development of project documentation (SOPs, project plan, PMF, etc.)
- Ensure that all SOPs are followed and updated as necessary
- Develop, manage, and execute the project communication plan including communications between project teams, subcommittees, and other relevant stakeholders
- Use project management platform to maintain an up-to-date project status, including the assignment of tasks and detailed project timeline, and make this information available to team members.
- Develop or coordinate the development of all materials necessary for project meetings. Prepare and distribute minutes and action items for project meetings
- Coordinate with necessary internal and external parties to produce external project communications
- Plan and conduct onboarding training for project team members
- Accept and manage access requests for all project team members to project platforms. Maintain the list of authorized project users
- Work with project team to ensure compliance with applicable data governance regulations and develop new procedures, as necessary, in consultation with internal and external compliance officers
- Write various pieces for the project, as necessary
- PhD, MD, or equivalent, including health informaticians, epidemiologists/population health researchers, with a background and working knowledge in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, clinical data, data science, or related fields
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing large-scale, multi-departmental or multi-institutional scientific or clinical projects
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent administrative, organizational, and leadership skills
- Ability to interact with diverse external stakeholders
- Proactive, self-motivated, self-directed, detail-oriented, flexible, and data-driven individual
- Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams of clinicians, scientists, and bioinformaticians/data scientists
- Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows, as well as meet deadlines
- Demonstrated competence using modern project management platforms to achieve deliverables
- Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software
- Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.
- GCP/ICH guideline familiarity a plus
THIS POSITION IS ON-SITE AND LOCATED IN OUR PHILADELPHIA OFFICE