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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 06/13/2019
Departmental Overview The Forum for Collaborative Research, founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development and health policy. The Forum's has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies and other relevant entities, whose collaborative activities the Forum coordinates in a neutral and independent space for ongoing, issue-specific deliberation. In addition, the Forum has an active educational program that includes academic year and summer student intern training, for-credit courses for UC Berkeley, UCSF and UC Davis students, training workshops for regulatory agency personnel and the academic and scientific communities and an online program being developed in partnership with leading universities in Mexico. The Forum offices are located at both the UC Berkeley campus and the UC in DC Campus in Washington, DC.
**This position will be located on the UC in DC campus in Washington, DC.**
Responsibilities Involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators. Assists in establishing new partnerships with agencies and institutions for educational and training programs in Mexico and other regions. Requires substantial independence and self direction in working with collaborators including faculty, senior research scientists and senior research associates, federal and foreign regulators and a broad arrange of community members and patient advocates to implement research plans, set up and execute scientific symposia without direct supervision or continued oversight from program director. Involves substantial self-direct, independent planning, coordinating, overseeing and follow-up to multiple multi-stakeholder conferences and research and writing projects that are being undertaken concurrently.
Independently designs, writes up work-plan, implements and undertakes follow up evaluations, reports and projects for regulatory science related program and educational activities - including independent ability to interact with collaborators for all aspects of their participation including logistics, substantive contributions, follow up action items and analysis of successes and areas for improvement in subsequent meetings.
Works largely independently of senior staff, while exercising independent judgment to identify activities requiring cooperating and collaborating with peer colleagues and program director, to undertake research, coordinate educational programs, direct and review intern research projects and related activities, prepare and distribute background materials, prepare drafts for discussion with external and internal collaborators and prepares final products for distribution.
Oversees and executes writing, in collaboration with internal and external colleagues, publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of expert round tables, individual projects and scientific symposia
Identifies necessary background materials for grant applications and other funding requests, symposia, expert meetings, meetings with regulators and collaborative meetings with scientists, industry representatives, patient and community advocates and other Forum collaborators. Independently collects and distributes such materials and supervises interns and junior staff in the collection and preparation for distribution of such materials,
Manages and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding documents..
Works closely with administrative staff, program peers and project director to assure progress on overall Forum work-plan. Independently identifies areas of work-plan that are not being met and proposes changes to plan or implementation and assumes responsibility for execution of changes.
Identifies problems and proposes solutions to problems and, either or both presents solution for discussion and decision by collaborative teams or project director, or independently implements solutions without additional supervision.
Assists junior staff in identification, collection and posting of didactic materials for students per direction of staff.
Works with program director and external expert research collaborators in analysis of scientific data or clinical information
Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, speeches
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
Knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs. Analytical/problem-solving skills. Familiar with Excel and able to prepare and manipulate spread sheet data. Very well experienced and able to prepare and revise PowerPoint presentations.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate (both orally and in writing) effectively with all levels of staff and a broad range of external collaborators, including community and patient advocates, scientific experts from academia and industry and national drug regulators in US and other jurisdictions, specifically, Mexico and other countries.
Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals, reports, policy papers and academic journal articles. .
Ability to multi-task with demanding time-frames.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Ability to take initiative and solve problems independently while understanding when to seek guidance from manager or others.
Ability to independently identify or research and find tools, procedures and precedents to improve effectiveness of the unit and our research / policy / analysis team.
Works effectively, both independently and in collaboration with other Forum project peers and program director, as team member with senior internal and external scientists, public health officials, industry representatives, physicians and administrative personnel.
Independently identifies, explains coordinates and manages work assignments of junior staff and interns.
Very strong writing and oral communications skills. Communicates clearly and effectively with scientists and physicians, government officials and public health/patient advocates.
Independently and in coordination with program collaborators, peer program staff and program director, able to conduct scientific and policy research and prepare summaries, meeting minutes, draft scientific abstracts and draft and final papers for publication in peer reviewed journals.
Able to lead and participate in internal administrative team that identifies and implements necessary improvements to CRM software, including databases, email distribution and related programs. Able to post materials on company website without supervision.
Familiarity with public health issues in the areas of liver disease, viral hepatitis, HIV treatment, prophylaxis and cure, and/or other disease areas such as rare diseases, and able to expand knowledge in these areas and to expand knowledge into new public health issues.
Master's degree in public health or other life sciences and/or equivalent experience/training
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a 100% FTE two-year contract position. We have 2 available openings.
This position will be located on the UC in DC campus in Washington, DC.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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