Summary: Working in conjunction with the Director and the Scientific Leadership team, the Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the review, critique, and monitoring of ongoing and proposed translational discovery and translational research grants and strategic preclinical research initiatives. An important element of this work is the oversight of data upload by funded NTAP investigators and collaboration with partners such as Sage Bionetworks for data analysis. The Program Officer will facilitate scientific collaborations among the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) research community within and outside of NTAP funded investigators. The Program Officer will also represent NTAP externally, by attending relevant scientific meetings, preparing and delivering presentations about NTAP initiatives, assisting with scientific reports, building new scientific partnerships and working closely with NTAP's key scientific partners.
Reporting: The Senior Research Program Officer will report to Dr. Jaishri Blakeley, The Marjorie Bloomberg Tiven Professor of Neurofibromatosis and the Director of NTAP.
Review new investigator proposals, coordinate review by scientific advisors, oversee the process of revision and communication with the investigator
Provide project analysis and follow-up with investigators on a regular basis to determine progress and challenges and assist with moving the project forward
Facilitate virtual laboratory meetings for all funded investigators including generating the agenda and completing minutes
Coordinate with administrative staff to oversee timelines, milestone reporting and release of funds to grantees
In conjunction with the director and scientific advisors, draft new requests for applications (RFA), generate review criteria, convene reviewer panels and oversee the review process
Coordinate with administrative staff to advertise new NTAP research opportunities
Coordinate with administrative staff to complete the finance, regulatory and legal requirements for funding to investigators
Assist with planning investigator and scientific advisory meetings
Assist with the publishing of NTAP led research initiatives and present data at relevant scientific meetings
Maintain summary of NTAP portfolio of research projects to assist in reporting
Identify, build and maintain relationships with external companies/organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, corporations that can expand the program's translational research program
Attend scientific meetings of value to the program to identify new opportunities to enhance existing NTAP scientific projects or new areas for NTAP to explore
Seek opportunities for synergy with projects funded through NIH, DoD, and other NF organizations with relevance to NF1 peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Add bullet about preparing and delivering presentations about NTAP initiatives at relevant scientific venues
Support the Director in the preparation of reports and aide in the organization of the Johns Hopkins Oversight Committee and External Advisory Committee meetings
Masters degree in related
5 years of related experience
Requirements expanded: The candidate will have preclinical scientific background, preferably in Neuroscience, Oncology or related fields, and will have experience in project management at the task level. The candidate will also benefit from experience with the conduct of translational research as well as familiarity with research protection requirements, regulatory compliance (federal and regional), research ethics, and the contents of scientific agreements.
This position requires a high degree of independent action and adherence to timelines. Building and maintaining strong, trusting relationships is critical. The successful candidate will have experience presenting to investigative teams, subject matter experts and investors and should possess excellent communication, negotiation, facilitation, consensus-building, and diplomacy skills.
The candidate should have a minimum of five years' experience in preclinical or translational research and/or research project oversight at an academic, government, or pharmaceutical industry. Masters degree or PhD in a scientific discipline is required.
Classified Title: Project Administrator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Officer ????? Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003523-SOM Neuro Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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