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The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a fully integrated translational research center dedicated to discovering the biological causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders and developing breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to bridge the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and clinical care by developing new and improved approaches to autism diagnosis and treatment. The Seaver Autism Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018 and is a world-class research enterprise led by Joseph D. Buxbaum.
Investigators at the Seaver Center have strong collaborations with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We also collaborate with several other institutions, nationally and internationally and are the co-founders and leaders of the Autism Sequencing Consortium.
We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our team as a Project Manager. The Project Manager partners with researchers at the Seaver Autism Center and our collaborators on innovative projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders, how to move findings from the lab to the clinic, and the impact of interventions on various patient populations. The Project Manager will be a key member of the leadership team, managing the growth of the Center and implementing our strategic plan.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, directs and coordinates activities of designated project(s) in the Seaver Autism Center to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Responsibilities will be specific to each study, but may include: tracking milestones, scheduling and leading regular conference calls and meetings with investigators and study staff, overseeing recruitment/enrollment, maintaining and updating IRB and grant materials, and compiling NIH updates and reports.
- Primary contact and manager for Center projects involving sample tracking and storage, DNA extraction, targeted genetic analysis, and data analysis.
- Alters plans and makes recommendations for future project phases or future projects, based on lessons learned from the project.
- Communicates project initiatives and tasks to team members and committee members clearly and regularly. Confers with staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority. Responds to feedback and status reports from the project team and applicable committees and Directors to revise the project tasks and/or timeline as necessary.
- Works with project team subordinates to set meaningful performance objectives; sets specific performance goals and identifies measures for evaluating goal achievement. Manages 3-4 full-time laboratory technicians, research coordinators and summer interns.
- Monitors progress toward project milestones to ensure metrics are met in a timely fashion and within prescribed budget including consultants and outside vendors. Prepares project reports for management, client, or regulatory agencies as required.
- Remains informed of changing applicable regulations which may affect project objectives, goals, progress and/or timelines. Alters project plan accordingly.
- Facilitates coordination of all elements which support project work (meetings, agendas, deliverables, etc.). Maintains/updated schedules and calendars. Provides logistical support as needed. Establishes work plans and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
- Develops a budget for the project with Principal Investigator(s) and is responsible for the allocation of resources.
- Ensures all staffing requirements and allotment of available resources to various phases of project are met. May contribute to the performance evaluation of the employees associated with the project and may evaluate vendors and consultants and their effectiveness and ability to deliver as promised.
- Initiates and maintains strategic relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the health system (e.g. physicians, cross-functional partners, payers, suppliers, community representatives) to advance clinical and business goals.
- Translates strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
- Ensures that those responsible for implementing a strategic initiative have role clarity and accountability for required actions and outputs as well as the authority to act in a way consistent with organizational values.
- Actively maintains a broad awareness of the internal and external environment by accurately perceiving organizational, political, and social dynamics; proactively navigating the stakeholder environment to avoid unwanted or unproductive reactions and consequences.
- Constantly monitors the organization (inside an out) to stay abreast of political realities (hidden agendas, motives, informal power struggles, etc.) assesses the views and positions of stakeholders on key issues.
- Performs other related duties.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience or related field. Master’s degree preferred, or combination of applicable experience and education. Experience managing federally funded projects preferred.
- Experience managing federally funded projects preferred.
- 7+ years of prior experience in a research environment, preferably in the areas of project management, large-scale project execution, or change management.
- General Skills & Competencies:
- Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Decision Making - Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Building Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
- Driving for Results - Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
- Coaching and Developing Others - Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.
- Building Partnerships - Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
- Delegating Responsibility - Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization’s and individuals’ effectiveness.
- Gaining Commitment - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
- Stress Tolerance - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
- Compliance - Assures compliance with regulatory, insurance and ethical standards regarding safety of patients, employees and property. Identifies contingency plans for potential risks.
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