A programmanager position is responsible for providing support to the Meiler Lab. Therole provides strategic leadership for the creation, coordination, executionand growth of very large, complex events or programs/services that are expectedto experience significant change, expansion or evolution over time. The abilityto function independently as well as part of a team is critical. Excellentorganizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) areessential, as is attention to detail.
Researchin the Meiler laboratory seeks to fuse computational and experimental effortsto investigate proteins, the fundamental molecules of biology, and theirinteractions with small molecule substrates, therapeutics, or probes. Wedevelop computational methods with three major ambitions in mind. To enableprotein structure elucidation of membrane proteins the primary target of mosttherapeutics and large macromolecular complexes such as viruses; B) Designproteins with novel structure and/or function to explore novel approaches toprotein therapeutics and deepen our understanding of protein folding pathways.C) Understand the relation between chemical structure and biological activityquantitatively in order to design more efficient and more specific drugs.Crucial for our success is the experimental validation of our computationalapproaches which we pursue in our laboratory or in collaboration with otherscientists.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs long-range strategic planning for the event orprogram/service, including the setting of goals and objectives. Also managesthe day to day operations of the program.
Develops long range strategic plans, goals and objectives in accordance with the mission of the program, the institution and other stakeholders.
Determines the content and details of the program.
Creates and implements policies and procedures affecting the program.
Oversees the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data against goals, objectives and timelines.
Develops and implements improvements to the program.
Researches trends and implements strategies to promote continued improvements, growth and expansion of the program.
Develops, manages and implements public relationsefforts for the program:
Manages the dissemination of news and information about the program to relevant audiences internally and externally. Done via website and social media.
Provides information on the program in response to inquiries from the media, the general public, faculty, staff, students, educators and other audiences.
Assures program contract and/or regulatory compliance.
Oversees the planning and execution of the program:
Oversees the development of the overall logistical plan necessary to successfully carry out the program.
Provides professional leadership in the execution of day-to-day program/project activities.
Writes specifications, negotiates and monitors agreements for the procurement of services, supplies and equipment, according to University Purchasing policies and guidelines.
Assures compliance with applicable institutional, state and federal policies, regulations and laws.
Provides guidance on the appropriate documentation of the program to ensure compliance with Vanderbilt policies and procedures, as well as those of the funding source, if external.
Develops, writes, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports.
Designs, implements, and manages financial developmentof the program:
Forecasts, analyzes, prepares and implements annual budgets.
Has full budgetary accountability for the program.
Prepares monthly status reports on all accounts.
Reviews monthly spending reports in iLab and CORES systems
Oversees financial well-being of the program by analyzing cost effectiveness and exercising cost controls.
Approves and monitors budget expenditures.
May write grant and contract proposals to develop funding sources.
Manages staff, students and volunteers supporting theevent or program/service:
Assists in executing employment decisions including hiring, transfer, promotion and termination
Coordinates or provides for the training of staff as needed.
Assigns and reviews the work of direct reports and other staff supporting the program.
Conducts annual performance evaluations for staff and student workers.
Provides constructive performance feedback to staff and students, and mentors staff as appropriate.
Conducts grant research to find potential funding opportunities.
May assist in writing grant proposals based upon established guidelines.
Tracks and monitors expenditures against the budget.
Submits progress reports to the funding source and/or Program Director.
Prepares Visa paperwork for international members of the laboratory.
Coordinates itineraries and trip planning for guests.
Assists laboratory manager in aspects of the bi-annual Rosetta workshop.
Maintains literature, grant, and staff databases for Principle Investigator.
Uploads manuscripts to PubMed as needed for grant purposes.
Maintains other support documents of the Principle Investigator for grant submission purposes.
Demonstrates flexibility to complete non-routine assignments.
Profile of an IdealCandidate:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
At least three years of directly related experience is necessary.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of employees in a diverse community is necessary.
Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects is necessary.
RedCap development and analysis experience is preferred.
Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite is necessary.
Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and professionalism is preferred.
Ability to share a clear vision for the work of the unit, and be clear about what outcomes are expected is necessary.
Ability to provide clear guidance and direction is necessary.
Experience holding everyone in the workgroup accountable for accomplishing the outcomes of the unit is preferred.
Skill in championing the work unit's cause, and making compelling business cases for its needs is necessary.
Willingness to share expertise with staff is preferred.
In addition to offering a lively community thatencourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers acompetitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life,accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, anda 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuitionassistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five yearsof service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependentchildren to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt'sbenefits at VU Benefits Overview.
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