The Program Manager I will be primarily responsible for managing programmatic aspects of the Centers for Emerging Infectious Diseases Coordinating Center (CREID-CC). This program consists of up to 60 clinical and research sites around the globe studying bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections with the potential to become the next pandemic. This position will report directly to the Duke CREID-CC Program Lead with deliverables to the CREID-Network.
In addition to primary responsibilities for the CRIED-CC program, this position will also have reporting and deliverable responsibilities for additional grants and contracts within the DHVI portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Collaborate with DHVI Agreements Manager and external collaborators to initiate, monitor, amend, and renew Material Transfer Agreements, Technology Transfer agreements, and other agreements pertinent to the CREID network.
· Determine available sample inventories using a LIMS system. Provide sample inventories to project stakeholders through designated mechanisms.
· Identify and share CREID program needs in terms of technical performance at each site, help identify gaps in technical capabilities across the CREID network, and assist with determining potential solutions.
· Assist with creating iterative surveys. Collect, analyze, and interpret data.
· Communicate regularly with CREID collaborators, coordinate ad hoc meetings, gather and distribute meeting materials, etc.
DHVI Portfolio specific:
· Draft and edit scientific documents related to grant and contract management, including advisory board reports, milestone reporting, slide presentations, etc. Interface with PIs and multiple functional teams to complete these requirements.
· Plan and assist with facilitating cross-functional project team meetings. Develop detailed Gantt charts, project workflows, task lists, work effort assessment, and short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key players and team members.
· Under the direction of the Program Leads, assist with monitoring budgets, burn rates, projections, and total effort. Serve as backup to Program Leads for reporting, as needed.
· Perform other programmatic duties as assigned by DHVI Leadership to promote the DHVI portfolio of grants and contracts.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education/Training: Bachelor's degree. Additional training in Project Management or related training is desired.
Experience: Two years of experience in project management, with increasing scope and independence. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a science field required. A Master’s or Ph. D in global health studies, public health, or similar area is highly preferred.
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Minimum of two years of program/project administration experience in a healthcare, medical or research setting. Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, simultaneously work on multiple projects, meet deadlines and communicate effectively. Must be effective interacting with collaborators both in person and virtually, including conference calls, emails, and WebEx. An advanced degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.
Duke Human Vaccine InstituteThe Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) continues to lead with cutting edge vaccine research against infectious diseases that impact global health. The investigators at the DHVI conduct basic and translational research to develop novel vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for diseases such as HIV-1, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, ebola, cytomegalovirus and now the zika flavivirus. Several DHVI investigator led basic science discoveries are currently being produced in Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) facilities for early phase vaccine trials.