Precision Oncology in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute (Knight) is responsible for the development and implementation of personalized medicine across the Knight. Among its porfolio, Precision Oncology's SMMART (Serial Measurements of Molecular and Architectural Responses to Therapy) Program has the ambitious goal of achieving durable and tolerable control of individual cancers at all stages, through the comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of each patients cancer tumor by the SMMART multidisciplinary, translational cancer research team. Alliances between the Precision Oncology/SMMART programs and their partners and collaborators are vital to the programs' objectives relating to developing and delivering the most advanced personalized cancer care. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research Collaborations of Precision Oncology and is the primary conduit for exchanges of information generated in the course of Precision Oncology/SMMART partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, healthcare centers, government entities, and other collaborators. Effective management and exchange of both clinical and research information between and among the various stakeholders and parties is a key component in the success of Precision Oncology/ SMMART collaborations, as is effective project monitoring and management to milestones and deliverables.
The Liaison will assist in designing formats for reporting numerous types of data and the structure of data elements in those reports, will be responsible for tracking data for and generation of the reports, and will assist in the transfer of information and data to internal and external Precision Oncology/SMMART stakeholders and collaborators. This individual will interact professionally with others in a variety of roles and at many levels in the academic, industry, and government settings. The Liaison must have sufficient scientific and technical knowledge and experience to understand and communicate effectively with researchers, clinicians, and administrators regarding the various relevant data-types generated in Precision Oncology/SMMART projects. They also must have sufficient computational experience to be able to query existing databases to extract materials for reports and to assess the quality of that data. The Liaison must also have the excellent written communication skills to generate professional grade reports for internal and external Precision Oncology/SMMART stakeholders and partners. Examples of such reports are interim and final clinical trial reports that include statistical outputs from the study and research and translational results generated therein. The position requires not only advanced written and oral communication skills, but excellent skills in project-management of complex collaborations. The Liaison must effectively manage a high-volume information flow in a very organized and timely manner, track and report progress across many organizational levels, and successfully monitor and manage project milestones and deliverables.
In addition to the responsibilities involving scientific and technical information, this individual may also need to manage other project-specific aspects including legal, financial, and administrative components of a collaboration or project. The Liaison will assist in the preparation, submission, and performance-tracking of grants.
Strong leadership skills, the ability to meet deadlines, research goals, and milestones are essential in this role.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED teamWe must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Track or support tracking of all aspects of assigned Precision Oncology/SMMART projects, including, as relevant, contractual requirements, scientific inputs and reporting requirements, biospecimen details, status of analytics and analyses, data, timelines, milestones, contractual commitments, and information flow. Manage milestones and deliverables as assigned and report progress in an effective and timely manner to relevant parties.
Assist in designing the format of reports to internal and external stakeholders, so that the reports are high-quality, structured, and appropriate for the purpose. Generate timely, professional-grade reports for internal and external stakeholders and partners, including pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, healthcare centers, government entities, and other collaborators. Identify and provide solutions and mitigate risks regarding generation and submission of reports.
Interact with existing databases as needed to acquire information for reports.
Play a key role in communication with internal and external partners regarding all the above.
Manage and facilitate exchanges of data and information with pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, healthcare centers, government entities, and other internal and external collaborators, for assigned Precision Oncology/SMMART projects, collaborations, grants, material transfer agreements, and other institutional commitments, coordinating with appropriate OHSU data teams and data management groups. Assist in development of processes and procedures for the exchanges.
Assist in preparation and submission of presentations, abstracts, manuscripts, and grants. Present information, data, and findings in appropriate venues and to appropriate audiences.
Doctorate degree in relevant field OR - Master's degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant work experience OR - Bachelors degree 9 years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated competence in scientific project management
Experience generating professional-grade, detailed scientific summaries and reports
Experience in organizing, managing, and handling large-volume data sets
Experience interacting with technical experts in academia, industry, and governmental entities
Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills
Comfort with cancer biology technologies and jargon
Demonstrated ability to form relationships with faculty, researchers, administrators, and industry staff and managers; and to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Knowledge of medical and life sciences research
Experience with analytics, statistics, and data visualization
Understanding of clinical trials and sponsored research
Ability to lead and manage complex, multi-institutional projects through to completion
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, while being collaborative in resolving problems
Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications, e.g., MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint
Sufficeint computer literacty to be able to form and execute database queries.
Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
3 years of experience in scientific program management, scientific report writing, or research in the clinical or life sciences
Experience at a contract research organization in writing reports for clients/customers
5-7 years experience in scientific program management or oncology research
Experience working in a life sciences company (e.g., pharma, biotech, diagnostics, device)
Experience with cancerresearch, or other related research
Strong background in cancer biology
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