Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Pharmaceutics has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Operations Specialist. The successful candidate will value academic culture and have a passion for supporting researchers as they bridge the translation of promising technologies into clinical and health impacts. Critical activities include supporting applications for funding and overseeing activity-based, stage-gated project milestone achievements. It is an opportunity for an individual with academic research as well as industry experience in developing products leading to successful IND or IDE applications, to guide and support academic researchers on the journey through preclinical research and into the clinic and market launch, as well as consideration for wide-access. The Associate Director will participate in a leadership role for both WE-REACH and ITHS project funding announcements, post-award product development plans, management, and guidance
Innovation and community impact are priorities of the University of Washington. The work of the WE-REACH center is aligned with these priorities. At its core, our center’s purpose is to accelerate translation of academic discoveries into high-impact healthcare solutions. To do this, students, investigators, and their team members are supported as they navigate complicated and challenging pathways on the way to transforming their discoveries into products and services that positively impact individuals and communities. Success in this endeavor brings recognition to the Center and the University and builds a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship into the university and greater community
Duties and Responsibilities for this position:
•Providing information to researchers on WE-REACH and ITHS activities and services •Guide multiple project teams to develop bench to clinic project plans that delineate team objectives, activities, timelines, budgets and resources required using own expertise and input from community experts. •Communicate and align with institutional stakeholders including schools, funders, ITHS, CoMotion and WE-REACH •Drive planning for key gating points (e.g., GMP, GLP, filing IND/IDE) •Ensure team alignment and accountability •Identify project issues or resource gaps and facilitate resolution •Monitor and communicate progress and timelines, and assist in the development of progress report. •Develop strong partnerships with external business partners and strategic alliances, where applicable • Provide advisory and consulting services to other projects as assigned by ITHS and WE-REACH
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
MBA with 6 to 8 years of collaborative work experience in an academic research environment and in early stage biotech or medical device industries. Project management experience in research and development for therapeutics or medical devices. Direct experience in the development and submission of IND/IDE. Excellent writing skills and interpersonal communication skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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