The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine (MITM) of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), is seeking a Research Center Specialist for the NIH Martin Delaney Collaboratory: Bench to Bed Enhanced Lymphocyte Infusions to Engineer Viral Eradication (BELIEVE) (NIH Grant: 1UM1AI26617). Along with the PI, the Research Program Director, and with the assistance of the Management and Operations Core Core staff, the Research Center Specialist will provide support for Believe Management and Operations Core for all its projects and for all its sites at 18 participating institutions, community organizations and medical clinics in four countries (the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil).
The GW Martin Delaney Collaboratory is part of a national network of 6 collaboratories located throughout the U.S. that is supported by the National Institutes of Health; the Collaboratory program supports international HIV cure research networks and encourages collaborative efforts to address the multifaceted puzzle of curing HIV. The BELIEVE Collaboratory will apply advances in immunotherapy to produce a novel HIV cure strategy.
Serves as the liaison with the MITM Fiscal and Grants Managers in managing award sub-contracts and no-cost extensions;
Oversees progress reporting of awardees and reporting outcomes to NIH;
Provides support in daily management of the Believe team including programming, communication, and reporting activities;
Coordinates the program management for Believe events including research meetings, seminars and symposia;
Oversees Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regulatory issues and serve as primary liaison with GW IRB office and NIH Medical Officer for medical review or International Clearance;
Manages communications including the website, social media and monthly newsletter, and manage tracking of current Believe members;
Provides support to the Senior Research Program Director in the daily management of the Believe grant;
This position performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office software and internet resources; Excellent verbal written and communication skills; Strong organization skills; Previous work experience in HIV/AIDS; Previous experience with NIH grant coordination;
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.