We’re currently hiring an Associate Scientific Project Manager to support the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences’ Surveillance Research Program.
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The Surveillance Research Program provides national leadership in the science of cancer surveillance as well as analytical tools and methodological expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating reliable population-based cancer statistics.
As part of the Data Quality, Analysis, and Interpretation Branch (DQAIB) within the Surveillance Research Program, the Associate Scientific Project Manager will work with staff on projects related to genomics and virtual tissue repository by maintaining and working with relational information databases, evaluating information from biospecimens tracking, integrating information from submitted patient’s clinicopathologic data and treatment information, digital image analysis from whole slide images, clinical outcomes, and supporting project management to meet the mission of DQAIB.
- Collaborate on pilot studies of a national network for biospecimen acquisition with NCI, academic investigators as well as regular interactions with SEER registry personnel.
- Organize meetings, workshops, and teleconferences related to integrating histology, tumor behavior, and site terminology and coding and staging across standard-setting as part of the electronic-Pathology Histomorphology Unified dataBase Project.
- Being involved in the team developing a backend relational database that supports a graphical user interface for the electronic-Pathology Histomorphology Unified dataBase Project.
- Participate in meetings and sessions related to informatics and advanced project management.
- Perform ongoing literature reviews and solicit information and recommendations from ethics experts within and external to NIH to develop best practices for managing patient privacy issues.
- Support in synthesizing the results from targeted pilots to develop a production-level implementation plan for developing a large-scale virtual biorepository.
- Collect and analyze information through literature reviews, surveys, and interviews via written reports and oral presentations.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- 3+ years’ experience in project management or as a staff scientist
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- High-level of organization and attention to detail
- Skills to plan, organize, guide and track on several concurrent projects, including negotiating priorities across project leaders
- Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams as well as virtual platforms including Zoom and WebEx
- Masters of Public Health
- Experience working with clinical trials and/or human subject research
- Experience conducting literature reviews using search engines (e.g., PubMed)
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