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Job Opportunity: Scientific Programs Manager, Scientific Strategy and Programs team, Susan G. Komen, REMOTE

Posted by on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

Job Opportunity: Scientific Programs Manager, Scientific Strategy and Programs team, Susan G. Komen, REMOTE

Basic Function:

The Scientific Strategy and Programs (SSP) team works at the intersection of science and patient advocacy, translating scientific strategy and patient insights into programs that will accelerate research discoveries to save lives.  The Scientific Programs Manager works closely with the Director, along with Komen’s scientific advisors, patient advocates and other internal and external stakeholders to: 1)  advance strategies for Komen’s investment in innovative and impactful research and scientific programs; 2) develop and implement programs and initiatives in priority areas, including clinical trials, metastatic and aggressive breast cancers, breast cancer disparities, and big data; and 3) position Komen as a thought leader in breast cancer research.

 Position Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience (>3 years) in non-profit program management
  • Demonstrated expertise in cancer research, health disparities, public health, health data or similar.
  • Knowledge of breast cancer, current literature and advances in breast cancer research, with an understanding of agencies/regulatory bodies that regulate drug development and/or health care.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and straightforward manner, for both technical and general audiences.  Excellent writing skills, particularly for general audiences.  Active listening skills and proactive communicator.
  • Self-starter willing and able to take responsibility and ownership for producing timely and high-quality work with limited supervision.  Ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop actionable plans.
  • A team-oriented attitude, strong cross-functional collaboration skills and proven ability to advance and drive tactics in a matrixed, global organization.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; detail oriented. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity, executive presence, business understanding and confidentiality.

Work Experience: 

Indicate the minimum required level of work-related experience required to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities.  2 – 5 years


Doctoral Degree: Life Science, Oncology, Health Disparities, Public Health, Data Science/Bioinformatics

Preferred experience includes: 

  • Expertise in breast cancer research, breast cancer oncology, breast cancer health disparities, and/or data science/bioinformatics (oncology) with publications history.
  • Demonstrated experience with a health-related nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Understanding of best practices used in research funding/grant-making operations a plus.

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