Assistant Director of Scientific Programs (remote) #2022-2719
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)
Type: Full Time
Project Management/Program Development
Research and Information
Internal Number: 2022-2719
Assistant Director of Scientific Programs (remote)
As Assistant Director of Scientific Programs, you will use your research and program management skills to advance science and quality through our growing portfolio of research-related activities. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)’s mission is to lead the global interventional cardiovascular community through education, advocacy, research, and quality patient care. You will work collaboratively with members to design and launch a research curriculum that meets the needs of members seeking to participate in research, and you will develop a long-term plan and metrics to improve the society’s engagement in clinical trials. Your work will ensure that patients everywhere receive quality cardiovascular care, addressing one of the most important health issues in America.
As the primary staff liaison to the Scientific Oversight Committee, you will work with member leaders to develop a long-term strategic plan to enhance the society’s participation in scientific research. You will collaborate with member committees, councils, and staff to identify gaps in current programming and new and emerging areas of science and practice for new program development. You will perform environmental scanning and conduct literature reviews to develop compelling rationales for the society’s strategic investment in these activities, and partner with the industry relations team in seeking support for this work. You will develop concepts for new programs and initiatives and work with the industry relations department to actively seek funding through grants, sponsorships, sales, and other mechanisms.
In this role, you will report directly to the VP, Education, Publications and Quality and serve as a key consultant to the broader Education, Publications and Quality (EPQ) and Industry Relations teams, contributing to designs for educational and scientific advisory activities including specific aims and objectives, agendas, research methodologies, and outcomes reporting. SCAI’s focus areas include establishing standards and guidelines for all aspects of cardiac catheterization and angiography, training, credentialing, safety, and quality assurance for cardiovascular procedures. We transform life-saving innovation into life-saving action by providing cutting-edge, high-quality education for interventionalists and their teams.
You will direct our new Research Awards Program, working closely with member leaders and staff to develop a process and timeline for the acceptance and review of proposals, collaborating with key stakeholders on financial awards, interim reporting, and tracking outcomes. Together with all SCAI divisions, you will publicize and amplify the impact of these research projects to demonstrate the return on investment for our members and supporters, ensuring program sustainability and growth. You will oversee the society’s scientific surveys and registry activities, working with member leaders on the development and vetting of proposals for new activities while coordinating day-to-day operations with staff in multiple departments to ensure the success of these efforts. In this capacity, you will work collaboratively with members to design, analyze, and report the results of these individual activities, drafting internal reports as well as abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts for publication in the society’s peer-reviewed journal, JSCAI.
Serve as the lead staff liaison for the Scientific Oversight Committee; support other committees and councils of SCAI as necessary.
Direct the society’s Research Awards Program, developing a process and timeline for the acceptance and review of proposals and collaborating with all key stakeholders on financial awards, interim reporting, and tracking outcomes; coordinate with other committees to amplify the impact of these awards for public benefit and funder return on investment.
Direct the society’s survey and registry activities, collaborating with members to develop proposals for such activities while administering an SOP; support the execution, analysis, and reporting of outcomes from these activities.
Develop a research curriculum and training format to meet member needs and assess its impact over time.
Create and execute a long-term plan to enhance member participation in clinical trials.
Identify new opportunities to engage with key external stakeholders on research (industry, research organizations/networks, regulators) and provide value.
Work with EPQ and Industry Relations teams to identify topics and funders for Scientific Roundtables and other advisory-focused offerings (focus groups, advisory boards, collaborators).
Contribute to the design of outcomes measurement for high-impact programs, including measurement planning, survey instrument development, and program analyses.
Contribute to scientific articles, abstracts, and outcomes-based presentations and publications to exemplify the services and products of SCAI.
Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) and knowledge of the healthcare industry.
Experience in a medical, clinical, or scientific organization; proficiency in understanding scientific content. Content production or research in the medical space is a plus.
Experience engaging in member discussions around new programs. Comfortable participating in discussions with funders and other stakeholders.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and working with a team to set and enforce deadlines, track outcomes, and ensure on-time delivery every time.
Impeccable writing skills; ability to synthesize complex scientific information.
Experience conducting research for relevant project outcomes, such as citing previous examples of similar projects and other sources.
Ability to research, design, and develop high-quality scientific grant and medical writing.
Ability to complete literature reviews and analyze scientific and medical research to apply accurate concepts to product development.
Analytical and didactic ability to complete medical writing in accordance with AMA criteria and grant development procedures.
Creative and visionary skills to identify and execute innovative research and educational program designs and formats.
Proficiency in analytical thinking and an ability to convey complex data results clearly and concisely. Ability to gather data from verifiable sources for grant and content development.
Ability to travel to scientific and business meetings (approximately 6 times a year), which may occur on weekends.
Exceptional communicator. You deliver complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible and presentable way. You are articulate and persuasive and communicate in the manner most fitting for the audience.
Collaborative. You have a collaborative and inclusive work style; you are comfortable sharing both information and credit. You share information, coordinate effectively, and execute your responsibilities while working across teams.
Great listener. You are effective at actively listening to others to understand their needs. You confidently engage at all levels and across multiple stakeholder groups and are known for your poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Mission-driven. You are committed to providing the highest level of service to internal and external stakeholders while remaining aligned to the organization's mission. You are clear, tactful, diplomatic, and realistic about what is possible.
Problem solver. You have excellent critical thinking skills, dive into the details, and know when and what questions to ask. You manage changing priorities without difficulty and get the job done.
Project manager. You know how to schedule multiple projects. You effectively juggle multiple tasks, optimize resources, and manage timelines. You seek out relevant information, decide the appropriate steps, and facilitate to get the desired results.
Quick study. You are hands-on, you ask questions, and you come up to speed quickly. You establish credibility easily and are quickly seen as the go-to person.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
The possibilities for these new programs are endless. We have reasonable expectations to start but envision many ways to expand the scope and impact of the initiatives over time.
You will be the owner of this new initiative for SCAI, supported by smart, collaborative, energetic, hard-working colleagues who are committed to delivering a solid work product.
Your work will save lives. The issues we focus on are interesting and the doctors, scientists, and researchers we work with are committed to ensuring there is a strong pipeline to deal with the wide range of cardiovascular issues facing every American.
As the leading medical society for interventional cardiology professionals, we have experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years.
We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition reimbursement; vacation and holiday pay; retirement plan with employer contribution; short-term and long-term disability insurance; and more.
You can work remotely from your home office with limited travel.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
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Job responsiblities are similar to the following positions: Associate, Program Manager, Program Officer, Director of Research Programs, Research Manager.
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