The Sr. Scientific Program Managers (SPM) have three main duties that support the Center's mission:
First, SPMs lead teams at the Center that contribute to the solution of complex research challenges as part of a team science effort. Part of this role includes serving as PI, Co-Investigator or Key Personnel for projects.
Second, SPMs contribute to the development of cloud-based data platforms that the Center develops for the translational data science research community by understanding the current and future scientific use cases of the platformsâ™ users and contributing to the development of innovative solutions.Â This responsibility includes working with software developers, architects, and other technical directors on project and product deliverables.
Third, the SPM will act as a project manager who will work with technical staff to translate these research ideas into use cases, user stories, and implementable epics and tasks.
Prioritize technical tasks and deliverables in collaboration with and on behalf of the Center Director.
Advocate for priorities and manage expectations with technical and scientific staff and executives internally and externally.
Anticipate internal and external research and project challenges that impact the Center and relevant research communities and recommend process, product, or service improvements to and with internal and external stakeholders.
Manage scope of projects with reasonable flexibility to drive scientific goals.
Track progress of technical deliverables, communicating blockers, problems, and wins with appropriate levels of detail, depending on the audience.
Interprets and collects data and trains others in the interpretation of data. Leads the dissemination of data and significantly contributes to scientific publications and grant writing.
Leads others to solve complex problems, providing expertise to the team which includes of scientists and clinicians from the University and nationally.
Performs other related work as needed.
Ability to lead teams to solve complex problems and propose innovative solutions.
Ability to participate in complex team science projects, work effectively with other organizations, and represent and advocate for the Center.
Familiarity with data science.
Ability to learn about cloud computing and software development.
Ability to learn about information security, compliance, and privacy.
Office or hybrid office/remote position.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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