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    Opportunity: Remote Scientific Programs Manager @ Susan G. Komen -- Fully Remote (US)
    Submitted by Jody Borochoff; posted on Saturday, December 18, 2021 (1 comment)


    This is a virtual position and only one candidate will be selected for this role, and this person can reside anywhere in the U.S.

    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.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in breast cancer biology/oncology to provide guidance and thought leadership internally as well as to partners, donors and other external stakeholders.
    • Develop, implement and manage scientific programs, initiatives and events to advance priority areas, including clinical trials, metastatic and aggressive breast cancers, breast cancer disparities and big data. These may include programs co-created with strategic partners and cross-disciplinary projects and initiatives (e.g., science reviews, think tanks) to convene key opinion leaders, explore critical issues in breast health/breast cancer, and/or develop evidence-based strategies for Komen involvement.


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


    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.
    In addition to the qualifications above the successful candidate should have:
    • Intermediate level of computer/technical skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite required.
    • Proficiency with collaboration tools such as Asana preferred.
    • Proficiency in another language, particularly Spanish, a plus.


    Fully Remote Position.


    $80,000 with full benefits including 35 days PTO during the first year.


    Apply online:



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    Hiring a Scientific Programs Manager-Susan G. Komen
    Submitted by Jody Borochoff; posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Please see the job description for this great opportunity to make a difference and help eliminate breast cancer and health disparities.
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