Overview

Position Summary
The Center Manager will conduct the day-to-day management of the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC), designed to help eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other underserved communities. The Center Manager will split time between the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) campus and the Danforth campus (Brown School) when on campus and will assist the investigators and working group units in coordinating the overall center. This will require coordination of a diverse team of consultants, faculty, and research assistants, application of scientific research methods, design and coordination of dissemination and implementation strategies, excellent oral and written communications skills, and supervisory skills. Remote position a possibility for the right candidate.

 

Job Description
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

 

Work closely with the principal investigators and unit leaders to provide structure for effective and efficient operation and maintenance of the WU-ISCCC to increase the reach, external validity, and sustainability of effective cancer control interventions.

 

Administrative Project Management:

  • Serve as primary center contact person for faculty, partners, consultants, other researchers, student research assistants, the University.
  • Serve as a contact person with other universities supported within the same funding announcement.
  • Plan and coordinate regular meetings, retreats, conference calls and webinars. Manage subcontracts and consultants.
  • Manage budgetary expenditures in cooperation with the financial manager.
  • Develop and manage the center website and social media presence.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of center activities and communications.
  • Develop and implement center timelines.
  • Prepare annual progress reports and final reports for the funding agency.

Research Oversight and Management:

  • Help to coordinate efforts with the coordinator of the Implementation Laboratory (known as the “Innovation Incubator”), which will serve as a conduit to connect researchers with implementation sites to foster innovative, rapid-cycle, and impactful research.
  • Facilitate research methods across multiple, concurrent projects within the center.
  • Facilitate the pilot grant making process in bringing in new projects to the center.
  • Work with evaluation unit on developing and executing internal and external evaluations of center and center activities.
  • Assist with Center-related quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • Manage center Research Manager and Post-doctoral associates.

Preparation of study products:

  • Assist with performing statistical data analyses, interpreting findings, and summarizing results.
  • Assist with writing study reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations.
  • Design and oversee production of study communication and dissemination.
  • Develop products (e.g., toolkits) based on findings, disseminate findings and products by audience (researchers, practitioners).

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, or public policy.
  • Experience in mobilizing and working with many diverse partners.
  • Data collection and research methods experience.
  • Experience in public health and clinical studies desirable.
  • Experience with managing budgets.
  • Experience working in a university or research environment.
  • Knowledge of the principles of research design.
  • Public health knowledge.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail in data collection, editing, record-keeping, and monitoring progress.
  • Ability to manage one’s own schedule and that of others; to set and meet multiple concurring deadlines.
  • Ability to present self and the study projects to internal and external partners.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to work with study faculty, consultants, partners, students and employees.
  • Ability to work on multiple study aspects with diverse team members.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail in data collection, editing, record-keeping, and monitoring progress.
  • Ability to manage one’s own schedule and that of others.
  • To set and meet multiple concurring deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree and three years of professional work experience or equivalent education and experience.
  • Proficient computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office and Excel are required.

About Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control at Washington University in St. Louis

The Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control is a National Cancer Institute Moonshot funded initiative aimed at using implementation research to help eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other disadvantaged communities. We aim to build a base for responsive, urgent research to increase the access to effective cancer control interventions such as early screening access; cancer prevention interventions focused on physical activity and nutrition and increasing capacity for public health practitioners, clinicians and community members.