Assistant Director for Communications and Outreach, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Hea
University of Chicago
August 28, 2018
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health at the University of Chicago is seeking an academically-oriented Psychologist with experience in International studies to join the Center as a Behavioral Science Researcher and Assistant Director for Scientific Communications and Outreach. In addition to implementing a research program in behavioral science and prevention, the candidate will be involved in the didactic training of college students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows as well as junior faculty interested in gaining a better understanding of the social determinants of health. As a member of the leadership team, the Assistant Director will be in a unique position to shape the vision of the Center as the leading program of research excellence in global health and precision medicine.
Principal contributions are scientific and managerial, characterized by originality and creativity in implementing research programs.
Collaborates with other researchers on long-range plans and implementation of interdisciplinary research projects where expertise in communications and behavioral science are needed.
Will assist Director in providing administrative oversight for the UChicago Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Cancer Health Disparities and the West African Regional Center of Research Excellence.
Oversees the development of research projects.
Ensures research projects progress according to plan.
Prepares grant/funding applications.
Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
In collaboration with senior research faculty and personnel, participates as skilled individual contributor and/or lead researcher as expert in specialized area.
Conducts research in area of expertise.
Writes articles, reports and manuscripts.
Presents research findings at meetings and/or conference.
Responsibilities may include the following research duties: incorporating behavioral science tools, planning and implementing symposia to foster communication and collaboration within and outside the institution in translational research, and making linkages with experts and organizations in the U.S. and around the world to assure that the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health is at the forefront of global health and precision medicine.
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Directors to develop and implement the Centerâ™s strategic plan, establish quantitative measures to set goals and assess progress of the Center and promote the growth and influence of Center, locally and globally.
Supervisory skills required.
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Knowledge of scientific applications and research tools required.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Knowledge of Advanced analytic tools for research in the social sciences required.
Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in Psychology Behavioral Science, Public Health or related field required.
Five years of relevant research experience required.
Experience managing research projects preferred.
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