Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a world-leading academic medical center and research institution with top ranked biomedical programs that encompass the broad range of basic, translational, and clinical scientific discovery to advance human health. The Senior Program Manager will provide project management experience to continue developing a systems approach to advancing VUMC Academic and Enterprise-wide priorities and mission to personalize the patient experience through our caring spirit and distinctive capabilities. The Senior Program Manager will be expected to grow and manage programs independently in support of the Chief Scientific and Strategy Officer (CSSO) on strategic projects and institutional initiatives through planning, development, and execution, including frequent interactions with executive leadership, faculty, and administrators. The ideal candidate will be a biomedical scientist who has experience working in industry (or similar experience) and an interest in advancing biotechnology and healthcare entrepreneurship.
This position requires an advanced degree in biomedical sciences or related fields, and 5 years of relevant experience in an academic and/or biotech industry setting. Exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills are required.
Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experience:
Experience with science communications, including professional website and social media account management, strongly preferred
Experience with biomedical science project management, strongly preferred
Experience with academic-industry partnerships, strongly preferred
Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or related fields, a plus
Work to ensure VUMC strategy continues to encompass the organization's purpose and values with a focus on coordinating and articulating medium- and long-term goals.
Responsible for VUMC Strategic Workstream meetings, including communication and coordination with workstream leaders and articulating the integration of workstreams aligned with overall strategic directions to drive achievement of goals
Monitor and measure the benefits of improvement activities from a programmatic perspective
Project manage the launch and ongoing activities of a new Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation, of great strategic importance, which will enable Vanderbilt faculty to commercialize ongoing innovation in biomedical and health sciences.
Under the direction of leadership:
Develop opportunities for commercialization and industry partnerships.
Support establishment of shared resources and a pipeline to enable launch of new companies and key industry/venture collaborations
Manage outreach to, and coordinate pitches from, biotech and health tech startup companies interested in partnering with VUMC
Write correspondence on behalf of leadership and facilitate process for submittals
Coordinate research and scientific leadership searches and strategic meetings as well as review of VUMC endowed directorships within the research enterprise and various activities related to research centers and institutes.
Coordinate and monitor Academic Enterprise Staff (AES) meeting content and progress to develop and align execution strategies for the education and research priorities of VUMC
Manage strategic meetings and follow up communications both internally and externally.
Develop and manage strategic content and correspondence:
Write and manage content for institutional websites, social media, and other public-facing resources
Prepare technical presentations for executive leadership
Draft and edit letters of support
Support proposal development/editing as needed
Department Summary: Through its historic bond with Vanderbilt University and integral role in the School of Medicine, VUMC cultivates distinguished research and educational programs to advance a clinical enterprise that provides compassionate and personalized care and support for millions of patients and family members each year. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.
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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.