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The Genetic Analysis Center in the Dept. of Biostatistics at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Administrator for our new project as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Mendelian Genomics Research Consortium, a 5-year project funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI, an institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH)) to understand the genetic causes of rare conditions. The Consortium comprises multiple Research Centers across the US involving hundreds of collaborators, with the DCC providing essential services of managing data curation and sharing, facilitating program outreach, and coordinating overall logistics for the program.
The Project Administrator plays a critical role in frontend content management for the website, and in working with the Project Manager to carry out the administration, logistics and communication for the DCC’s work with our partners at NHGRI and to serve the Consortium as whole. The Project Administrator must be sufficiently familiar with the scientific subject matter (genetic research in this instance) to coordinate communications and accurately capture, organize and monitor information about the project. The Project Administrator will utilize specialized knowledge of website frontend content management as well as project and University policies, protocols and procedures to exercise judgment and decision-making in performing the duties of the role.
Primary job responsibilities will include: ?Website ?Participate in development of sitemap and content for the website ?Manage ongoing workflow in support of the website to input, review and administer the publishing process for website content (frontend content management); Work with the website developer to coordinate technical aspects of ongoing website improvements/development ?Carry out the onboarding of users/Consortium members to the internal website ?Logistics and administration ?Close working relationship with the Project Manager to ensure ongoing planning, prioritization and delivery of all administrative aspects of the Data Coordinating Center to meet or exceed expectations ?Support for maintaining a list of Consortium members and Consortium investigators authorized to access Consortium data and resources ?Coordinate meetings through calendaring and communications, managing virtual hosting (Zoom) and meeting logistics; Participate in some meetings as a member or in a support role as needed - both regular ongoing meetings, as well as support for in-person meetings in Seattle or around the nation on occasion (US travel only, possible 1-2 times per year) ?Support Consortium policies and processes as needed from an administrative perspective ?Provide support to Consortium committees and working groups as needed (communications, calendaring, document management/uploading to website, note taking for some meetings) ?Communications ?Set up and participate in Consortium communications, including managing listservs ?Oversee and ensure incoming queries are responded to in a timely manner
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
?Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Web Management or other scientific or writing/communications field, or equivalent experience ?2-3 years’ experience and expertise in: (a) managing web content, using web content management systems or web-based tools for stand-alone sites, and (b) using Microsoft Office suite and Google Workspace and all document types, as well as both Outlook and Gmail email and calendaring. ?Expertise using Zoom to host virtual meetings, including break-out rooms, recording and other advanced Zoom options ?Ability to work with a certain amount of abstraction, and to propose solutions and bring form to open-ended situations in a fast moving environment ?Extremely organized, able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities simultaneously ?Detail oriented while keeping an eye on goals and deliverables ?Proven track record of meeting deadlines and delivering exceptional results ? Self starter, shows initiative and acts proactively, ability to work independently as well as part of a team ?Excellent customer service and personal interaction skills - in person, virtually and by email ?Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); fluency in English ? Demonstrated ability to learn about a new work environment and quickly become familiar with the science and concepts of the work is essential
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
?Experience working in a scientific (ideally genetics research or other collaborative biomedical research) environment Experience identifying and fulfilling requirements for web accessibility, especially 508 federal standards ?Experience with Drupal website content management system (CMS) ?Experience using an email ticketing system, Slack and Trello
This is a full time, exempt salaried position. The GAC team is currently working virtually, but it is expected that beginning in September 2021 there will be the need for some in-person work depending on the UW’s and the team’s provisions for return to work (per the continuing public health guidelines). The specifics of this are yet to be determined, including the likelihood for a hybrid working schedule (virtual + in-person work).
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