Join the IMPC: Programme Manager

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is looking for an experienced Programme Manager to provide senior project and managerial support to its operations. The Consortium consists of 18 research centres in 12 countries in 4 continents: Europe, North America, Africa, and Australasia.

It is led by an international Steering Committee (SC) and an Executive Subcommittee (ES) that will; develop strategic and business plans for IMPC;  review funding strategy; provide oversight of programme delivery; review and establish working groups ; and identify and engage in strategic outreach. The ES supports members that are organizing IMPC conferences and workshops as well as working closely with the project’s scientific advisory board.  The Programme Manager will provide direct management, logistics, and administrative support to the ES, and also support the operations of the SC. You will have a key role in supporting the ES members in developing strategy, delivering the programme’s aims, as well as monitoring progress and assisting in outreach and IMPC meetings.

You can be located within any of the 6 institutions currently represented on the IMPC ES: UK, MRC Harwell Institute; USA, NIH, Washington DC or JAX, Bar Harbor, ME; Canada, TCP, Toronto; Germany, GMC, Munich; France, ICS. Availability for regular international travel is essential. You will be engaged as an independent contractor under the terms of a Consulting Agreement. The initial Agreement is for one year and is renewable subject to performance and progress towards defined milestones. The anticipated contract value for this full-time role is CAD$80,000-$100,000 depending on qualifications, work experience, and potential.

You will need:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in genetics, biochemistry, or a related subject is required with significant professional experience;
  • Formal training or familiarity with bioinformatics and big data projects is an asset, but not essential;
  • Experience in management and support of large, multi-national consortiums or networks;
  • Experience and familiarity with marketing channels and techniques, ideally in the biomedical research domain;
  • Experience in conference, meeting, and workshop logistics planning is an asset;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities is required for a variety of audiences (scientific and lay public) and effective interpersonal skills with an ability to network and stimulate enthusiasm for a programme or project;
  • Excellent public presentation abilities to communicate the aims and progress of the IMPC to audiences that will include senior scientists, policy makers, funders, science ministers, patient organizations, and charitable health organizations around the world;
  • Proven proficiency in networking is vital and previous success at cultivating business relationships is an asset;
  • Proven organizational, prioritizing, and efficient multi-tasking skills with ability to work autonomously; and
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, on-line polling, Google docs, Google sheets, and internet video conferencing applications is preferred.

Closing date 28 May 2018

Anticipated start date July 2018

Interviews will be held by Skype on 13th or 15th June 2018

Applicants should submit their CV and 1-page Statement of Interest to mguadmin@har.mrc.ac.uk

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