This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension or conversion to career.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/13/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The UCSD Department of Pharmacology is one of two basic science units in the School of Medicine where world-class researchers investigate the effects of chemical interventions on biological systems. The faculty are internationally renowned for their strength in elucidating basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction that lead to innovative drug target identification and ultimately to cutting edge drug discovery. The faculty also plays a major role in medical and graduate student training, providing educational and programmatic offerings that span several disciplines, and provide diversity to meet the interests of a broad spectrum of students and scholars.
More than one hundred trainees at the graduate student and postdoctoral level, as well as a staff of more than 50 research technicians and department administrators interact closely with the faculty. The diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and talents creates a robust work environment with challenging career opportunities and a commitment to continued growth potential. We constantly seek to recruit highly motivated, technologically-advanced and interested individuals to become a part of our dynamic exploratory research and educational environment. For more information, please visit our website at http://pharmacology.ucsd.edu.
The Research Project Manager will have a critical role in the newly formed UC San Diego Cell Signaling San Diego launched in 2021 as a successful proposal that gained support through the formal process UCSD Health Sciences Strategic Planning for Research. The overarching goal of Cell Signaling San Diego is to establish UC San Diego and its La Jolla Mesa Partners as a global leader in innovative, paradigm-shifting, research in the molecular mechanisms of cell signaling in health and disease in order to develop effective therapeutic strategies. Cell Signaling San Diego aims to partner and synergize with local biotech and industry
The Cell Signaling San Diego Project Manager will be responsible for high-level guidance and support to UCSD investigators, project collaborators, affiliated institutions (local and international), biotechnology industry partners, and working with the faculty leads (Prof. Newton and Zhang) and other key members on the organizational management and strategic planning to carry out the mission of Cell Signaling San Diego. Independently oversees critical aspects of the academic and research program and represents the program to outside organizations. Oversees administrative operations, finance, human resources and facilities for the program.
Helps faculty in design and development of major program components and administers the full range of the program's operational requirements. Works with faculty on formulating short-term planning and procedures. Develops and organizes conferences and other public forums. Works under direction of the Faculty Lead to establish Cell Signaling San Diego agenda, fundraising, and objectives. Helps develop and maintain Cell Signaling San Diego program website, social media presence and other promotional materials. In addition, this position will be responsible for facilitating the coordination of technical duties (e.g. contracts, regulatory issues) and research activities, and serving as the primary communication liaison with key stakeholders.
Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Master's degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.
Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Strong leadership skills including meeting facilitation, cross-functional team integration, strategic thinking and advising. Must be able to create an environment for collaborative work necessary for the team to be effective.
Excellent project management skills and a background in research coordination including resource allocation, fiscal, personnel, and management of grants/gifts and contracts.
Proven experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating projects with the ability to prioritize multiple and complex responsibilities and to work effectively with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Ability to create work plans and timelines to ensure timely completion of projects.
Demonstrated experience developing effective protocols and internal controls for compliance with changing governmental regulations.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.