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Project Manager, AACR Project GENIE

American Association for Cancer Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Job Category:   Full-time /Exempt
Department:    Project GENIE Coordinating Center/ Executive Office
Reports To:      Director, AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center 
Organizational Profile:
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 40,000 members residing in 120 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 the cancer field as well as in related sciences. AACR publishes eight 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 21,900 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in and reasons for hope 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.
Position Summary:
Cancer scientist with proven experience in managing multiple or large projects who leads operations of a novel, expanding project utilizing the AACR Project GENIE Registry by working with a diverse team of internal individuals in concert with multiple individuals from a variety of external groups across academic and industry partners (www.aacr.org/genie).
Major Responsibilities:
•Manages specific research project(s) using the AACR Project GENIE international cancer registry.
•Manages and coordinates with individuals from our participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure the delivery of required data elements as required.
•Oversees development, maintenance, and execution of project plan and associated budgets.
•Oversees the development and implementation of contingency plans as necessary.
•Ensures prompt delivery, receipt, and accuracy of all project data.
•Works with internal team to develop and send communications to project participants, strategic partners, and sponsors.
•Produces external communications about the project.
•Other duties as assigned.
Job Tasks:
•Ensures that all tasks are executed on time or contingency plans are implemented if necessary.
•Works with participating sites, strategic partners, project sponsors, and internal team to ensure that prompt delivery and receipt of genomic data, limited clinical information, pathology reports, and abstracted clinical data.
•Works with participating sites, project sponsors, and internal team to develop data elements to be acquired during medical record abstraction, ensures that costs for data element acquisition are adequately covered in contracts.
•Leads and manages the development of project SOPs.
•Ensures that all SOPs are followed.
•Ensures that the necessary quality control measures are followed for appropriate data elements.
•Leads and manages communications between project teams, subcommittees, and other relevant stakeholders.
•Develops or coordinates the development of all materials necessary for project meetings.
•Leads and manages the coordination with necessary internal and external parties to produce external project communications.
•Leads the writing of various pieces for the project as necessary.


Job Qualifications:
•Stellar written and oral communication skills.
•Cancer scientist, health informatician, epidemiologist/population health researcher, or related with background and extensive working knowledge in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, clinical data, or related fields.
•Proven track record of managing multiple and large projects.
•Proven ability to work with large, diverse teams of clinicians, scientists, and bioinformaticians.
•Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous, and diverse workflows.
•Prior experience working with biopharmaceutical companies/industry partners.
Education and Training:
•PhD or equivalent in cancer genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology/population health or related field.
•3-5 years of postdoc, or equivalent, experience preferred.
•Familiarity with MS Office and other standard software.
•Familiarity with Salesforce and project management platforms a plus.
•Familiarity with data analysis and biostatistics a plus.
•Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification a plus.
How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary expectations) to:
Attn: Human Resources
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org
Fax: (215) 440-1045
Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2019-02-08 Expires: 2019-03-25

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