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The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines.
The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROJECT MANAGER –SUPPLY CHAIN.
The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) for Precision Medicine was co-founded by collaborative agreement between the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The BBI’s mission is to take advantage of the unique ecosystem, as well as Seattle’s collaborative culture, towards having a transformative impact on biomedical research and patient outcomes. The BBI works at the intersection of technology development and medicine in areas including medical genetics, cancer biology, infectious disease and technology development.
The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine is looking for a candidate to fill a unique project manager position within the Seattle Flu Study (SFS), whose goal is to monitor and understand the movement of influenza within the city of Seattle.
Position Purpose: The purpose of the Project Manager (PM), SFS Supply Chain position is to lead execution of the direct-to-public self-collection supply chain and logistics activities for a high-resolution, multi-year study of influenza and other respiratory illnesses in Seattle. This position resides within the SFS administrative core team that centrally manages satellite SFS team goals and activities.
The focus of this position is to develop the supply chain (procurement and logistics) for direct-to-public sample collection, develop protocols, and to work with the research and public relations teams to help recruit participants that are not seeking clinical care. The PM will work in collaboration with funding agencies, public health agencies, and partners at the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, the Institute for Disease Modeling, and area hospitals to execute this research program. The PM will report directly to the Program Director (PD) of this study. This position will require strong organizational and operational skills, the ability to define complex processes, decompose them into manageable parts and drive iterative improvements, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team.
Another aspect of this role involves UW collaborations as well as public health agencies to understand existing pandemic planning and response protocol in order to perform supply chain scenario modeling that incorporates the use of private sector logistics companies for rapid last mile (on demand) delivery. This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal oversight. This position requires the skills to prioritize activities and multi-task to complete multiple scopes of work. The PM will manage and develop program work plans.
Project Management -- direct-to-public self-collection outreach and supply chain: 75%
Work with researchers on the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of direct-to-public self-collection protocols to screen, enroll and follow study subjects, and communicate with research subjects in non-clinical settings.
Lead execution of out-and-back supply chain for self-collection kits and recruitment.
Lead engagement with material suppliers and logistics partners.
Liaise with collaborators to model supply chain strategies for pandemic planning and response purposes.
Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations.
Assist with coordination of key stakeholder meetings.
Travel within Seattle Metro Area will be required for study oversight.
Program Communications and Liaison: 20%
Manage communications and work with PD to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, program participant sites, and participating members of the public.
Work with PD on grant and report activities for funder.
Monitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholders.
Budget & Financial Analysis: 5%
Manage budget planning and expenditures for direct-to-public recruitment and supply chain activities.
Work with the PD and financial staff to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues.
Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field
5+ years’ experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, or Manufacturing Operations
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Excellent oral communication skills, high-level organization, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Excellent written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a busy work environment with competing priorities
Ability to solve problems independently and also work as part of a team.
Ability to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
Knowledge of project management principles and practices
Experience managing programs, including monitoring of budgets and work plans.
Local travel required for some on-site management
Typical daily office hours
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