The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) provides statistical collaboration to infectious disease researchers around the world and conducts a complementary program of statistical methodology, computational biology, and mathematical modeling research. SCHARP collects, manages, and analyzes data from clinical trials (including trials under IND/NDA), lab studies and epidemiological studies dedicated to the elimination of infectious disease as a threat to human health.
SCHARP is part of the Population Sciences Program within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. SCHARP is comprised of over 100 employees, who provide vital statistical analysis and data management support for a variety of networks and consortia. For information please see: www.scharp.org
SCHARP encompasses the statistical and data management centers for the NIAID-funded clinical trials networks HVTN, HPTN and MTN. In addition, the organization is involved in a growing number of other collaborative research endeavors. Close collaboration with FHCRC faculty ensure that the best statistical science is tightly integrated with data management and related study operational support. A Faculty Advisory Board, comprised of the Principal Investigators of the principal funded grants, provides oversight to SCHARP operations with a common goal of operational quality and efficiency.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) has a reputation as an excellent employer and consistently wins "Best Places to Work" awards.
Scope of Role:
The incumbent is the top level operational executive for SCHARP and manages overall operations and directs SCHARP's four unit heads: Data Analytics, Data Management, Project Management, and Technology and Software Systems.
The SCHARP Director is accountable for the overall operational success and fiscal well-being of SCHARP. He/she will manage SCHARP operations within the constraints of grant, contract and Center budgets and assure that the data analytics, data management, project management and information systems units are well-integrated and operate efficiently.
- Partner with the Faculty Advisory Board and other stakeholders to set SCHARP's strategic goals, to develop specific operational plans to achieve those goals, and to lead the execution of those plans.
- Demonstrate SCHARP's best-in-class status to external stakeholders, such as NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other funding sources.
- Provide leadership and oversight to the SCHARP Senior Leadership Team that manages SCHARP operations.
- Ensure that management excellence, continual process and quality improvements, and maintenance of infrastructure are integral parts of all SCHARP operations.
- Provide primary fiscal oversight of SCHARP's operations to ensure all grant, contract and Center budgetary constraints are met.
- Oversee the development and negotiation of statements of work and associated budgets for establishing new projects and for altering existing projects to ensure that the most accurate, reliable and timely information is provided to SCHARP's customers.
- Ensure that all operations related to the implementation and management of work for collaborative research projects are being completed on time and on budget as specified. Ensure that excellent communication is maintained with SCHARP's customers regarding change management of statements of work and/or budgets.
- Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of infrastructure within SCHARP and with our research partners including the evaluation of technological advances and their usefulness to the mission of SCHARP.
- Work with the Faculty Advisory Board and the Division Administrator to determine priorities for assuring and improving the quality and efficiency of SCHARP operations.
Ph.D. in a quantitative scientific discipline (e.g. biostatistics, epidemiology) with strong research methods and implementation skills.
- At least six years' experience in multi-site data collection (e.g. clinical trials), execution, operations, and management in an academic, private or non-profit biomedical research setting.
- Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills and a proven ability to manage competing priorities and timelines.
- At least six years' experience managing and directing large-scale collaborative projects requiring broad stakeholder buy-in.
- Experience in the financial oversight, management, and reporting on progress associated with a broad portfolio of research projects.
- Ability to visualize, build, and lead highly responsive teams in the areas of data management, data analytics, information systems, and project management for clinical trials.
- Ability and expertise to evaluate, structure, and oversee the development of systems for collection, management, and analysis of clinical trial data.
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