The Translational Drug Development (TDD) Core at University of Florida seeks applicants for the role of Project Administrator. The TDD Core is a new component of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Promising compounds need assistance moving from the lab toward clinical trials, which generate the in vivo data needed for continued federal funding and licensing. The TDD Core provides services and expertise in bioanalytical drug metabolism and preclinical pharmacokinetics in order to help faculty bridge this gap.
With solid data, researchers can meet the short timelines from provisional to full patent to licensing, enhance federal funding, and accelerate the transformation of new therapeutic interventions for the treatment and prevention of diseases.
The Project Administrator will play a vital role in core start-up and administration, project design and implementation, and client service and management. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a science or technical background, interest in translational science, and experience administering sponsored research projects or clinical studies. The groundbreaking nature of this program will present new, unexpected challenges and the Project Administrator must be adept at resolving very complex issues. Position responsibilities will include the following areas.
Administration: Coordinating with CTSI Home, the TDD Core Directors, and the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics Director to execute start-up activities, such as hiring, travel, general purchasing; designing business and service pipeline flowcharts; and implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Fiscal Management: Determining fiscal requirements, coordinating budgetary recommendations, monitoring budgets, and developing financial reports, including annual reports and other documents to the National Institutes of Health, the External Scientific Panel, and other external sources.
Core Function Management: Coordinating the strategic functions of the TDD Core; communicating regularly with faculty leaders in various departments/organizations about the program; working in collaboration with the Laboratory Director; providing guidance on development of standard operating procedures and developing policies.
Customer Service Management: Serving as the main communications point between clients and the TDD Core Directors, coordinating meetings, and determining next steps.
Program Development, Support & Promotion: Scheduling meetings and agendas for external and internal committees; developing, maintaining, and managing website content; facilitating communication between the public and the Core’s principal investigators; collaborating on marketing and strategic plans; coordinating seminars, vendor visits, workshops, conferences and other events.
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in grant and contract administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Advanced degree in the basic or health sciences, such as biology, chemistry, pharmacy or public health
Previous project management experience, especially with NIH or NSF sponsored projects
Demonstrated financial/budgeting skills, knowledge of cost accounting standards, experience with financial reporting
Experience working with principal investigators in a laboratory setting
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of references.