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Job: Associate Director / Program Management, Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative, Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Associate Director / Program Management
Job location:
Durham, NC  99999 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Hourly contractor, up to 50% FTE, rate commensurate with experience
Job category:
Program Management
Project Management
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Job Description

The mission of IHCC ( is to create a global network for translational research that utilizes large cohorts to enhance the understanding of the biological and genetic basis of disease and improve clinical care and population health. This consortium aims to create a global platform for translational research – cohort to bedside and cohort to bench – informing the biological and genetic basis for disease and improving clinical care and population health. Established in 2018 at the request of the leaders of the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIROs), the Consortium brings together large cohorts to encourage data sharing, improve efficiencies and maximize benefits in addressing scientific questions none could answer alone. Member cohorts generally aim to recruit 100k participants or more, are disease-agnostic, have available biospecimens, and have longitudinal follow-up activities. High-priority cohorts such as those from under-represented populations and low and middle-income countries (LMICs) may not need to meet all these criteria at entry.

The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director, but will work directly with the IHCC Executive and Steering committees with the following essential duties & responsibilities:
? Oversight of IHCC activities
? Meeting Coordination and management of all IHCC and Conference teleconferences, inclusive of agenda setting/distribution, supervision, review and distribution of meeting minutes, and follow up of action items
? Continued knowledge of Team activities through oversight of Team project managers activities on a period basis
? Member Cohorts management and maintenance of metadata
? IHCC communications plan development and management, inclusive of website development, management and oversight of content
? Financial management and budget development and tracking for IHCC programs
? Annual Summit planning oversight of logistics and coordination of activities, inclusive of conducting planning meetings, securing services required for global conferences, budget development, tracking, and reconciliation, and registration website development.

Job Requirements

Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Master’s degree program or equivalent experience, and experience in program administration to acquire skills necessary to coordinate a variety of activities. Experience and knowledge of research cohorts, genetics and genomics research highly preferred. Experience and knowledge gained from working with international projects highly desired. Flexibility in schedule to allow for scheduling of international conference calls (early morning or late evening) required. Travel (international) expected for annual Summit (2 days) and in-person Steering Committee meetings (1 day).
(Job number: 3859629)
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