Project Management Office Supervisor

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Job Description: 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

The Project Manager Office Supervisor (PMO Supervisor) provides leadership, strategic direction, and staff management for the Project Management Unit (PMU) or office, composed of 19 staff, at the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP). SCHARP provides data management, statistical and bioinformatics data analysis for programs of discovery, both translational and clinical (Phase 1 through Phase 4 trials), at over 150 sites around the globe. SCHARP is composed of approximately 140 staff: statisticians, clinical data monitors, programmers, data coordinators, software developers and technical support staff, organized into four units. In addition to the PMU, the other units at SCHARP are: the Data Analytics Unit (DAU), the Data Management Unit (DMU), and the Technology Systems and Support (TSS) unit.

Along with the other three unit heads, the PMO Supervisor reports directly to the SCHARP Director. The PMO Supervisor represents the PMU within SCHARP, defining the vision, scope, and role of this unit. Responsibilities include effectively managing PMU staff and implementing best practices for project and program management. S/he is responsible for staff development within the unit, manages a high level project/program portfolio, and serves on the SCHARP Senior Management Team (SMT).

S/he utilizes independent judgment in performance of all management tasks, working to ensure that SCHARP policies and practices are implemented appropriately across all studies and projects. S/he works with other SCHARP units to identify and implement new efficiencies and technologies to support project and program management.

The incumbent leads the unit with demonstrated team-building skills and experience with collaboration between multiple internal groups and external partners. S/he creates and actively manages a cohesive, positive, high performing, and efficient unit that includes development of and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Practice Guidelines (WPGs).

- Minimum of 5+ years of management experience
- 3 to 5 years of direct staff management experience
- Experience in clinical trials and regulated research settings required
- Certificate in Project Management preferred
- Masters degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred

- Experience with implementing project management best practices
- Demonstrated strategic planning experience and leadership skills

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