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The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to conduct cutting-edge research in digestive diseases and to promote scholarly investigations, teaching, service and health leadership and training.
UC San Diego was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Gastrointestinal Research Center that provides research service support through several scientific cores to over thirty laboratories engaged in basic and translational research in digestive diseases. The GI Research Center Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the research services and administrative functions of the Center. The incumbent will be responsible for the daily handling of the administrative details arising from Center activities, including biomedical research core coordination, fiscal oversight, personnel issues, subcontracts, and communications within the Center and NIH staff, the Executive Committee, Internal and External Advisory Boards, other Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the country, the broader research community, and the public at large.
Incumbent will regularly collect information on publications and newly awarded grants from Center members resulting from Center support for regular progress reports and Center grant renewal. Incumbent will coordinate Center-sponsored symposia on gastrointestinal health, an annual scientific retreat, workshops, and seminars, including invitation of speakers, management of travel arrangements, reservation of appropriate venues, event announcements, activities around the event date, fundraising for travel support as appropriate, and financial oversight for the events. Will develop and maintain an informative, up-to-date, and functional website for communication with Center members, the broader research community and the general public. Will coordinate the announcement, application process, evaluation, and awarding of pilot-feasibility grants.
Incumbent will be supported by an administrative assistant. Fulfills independent responsibility for large, complex research grant programs/initiatives.
Academic background and experience in selected area of research required. Academic background and experience in biomedical research, with advanced degree in relevant scientific discipline relevant to digestive diseases research; or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
A minimum of three (3+) or more years of research coordination experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with communicating the status and content of scientific projects to a broad variety of people in written form, in person on the telephone and email.
Proven ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Knowledge and experience to independently research and remedy high level issues and problems as they arise.
Strong leadership skills in research coordination, including meeting facilitation, team integration, strategic thinking and advising. Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams.
Proven program planning and management of projects with a background in research coordination. Experience generating and analyzing project timelines, resources, and budget information.
Ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organization and time management skills. Experience managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines including problem solving, negotiating, decision-making research and analysis, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to generate contents for website, correspondence, brochures, and other public relations material.
Proven advanced analytical skills to evaluate information, procedures or situations to define a problem or objective, identify relevant concerns, recognize alternatives, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and prepare reports.
Demonstrated experience in interpreting and summarizing complex administrative, scientific and financial information and narrative reports.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from variety of backgrounds. Possess skills of tact, poise, diplomacy, confidentiality and hospitality. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with diverse set of researchers, administrators and staff.
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