Director of Research Operations | MGH Cellular Immunotherapy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

  • Represents Cellular Immunotherapy program operations as the primary point of contact for internal stakeholders, strategic partners, and vendors.
  • Perform optimal communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution between internal and external parties.
  • Translate scientific and clinical activities into financial projections and budgets.
  • Provide direction and align communications for multi-disciplinary team optimization.
  • This position is highly strategic and requires high levels of collaboration for success and will require consistent interface with colleagues, affiliates, sponsored programs, and partners.
  • Direct and implement initiatives with sound decision-making and expert understanding of internal and external policy governance.
  • Leads initiatives for process, technology or other continuous improvement to achieve cost-reduction, time-savings, efficiency, quality and/or other business objectives.
  • Support business development and alliance management activities for commercial and/or research collaborations.
  • Create and scale up the infrastructure for the Cellular Immunotherapy Program
  • Represent and support the program's strategic initiatives in collaboration with MGB Innovation and CGTI
  • Responsible for ensuring progress of Business Operations against annual and monthly planned objectives.
  • Create SOP's for lab operational excellence.
  • Drive collaboration between the units CTTL, CCPO, MGB Research Management, Innovation, etc., that collectively support the Program at various stages of product development and intervention.
  • Track and monitor milestones for protocol development, manufacturing, and trial activity by collating information from Clinical Program Manager, Data Managers, PCORP and CTTL for real-time access to data.
  • Work with Cellular Immunotherapy Program, CGTI senior leadership of Cancer Center and MGB in developing and promoting the Cellular Immunotherapy Program's vision, values, aims and strategic objectives.
  • Optimizes Cellular Immunotherapy research organization to positively impact speed, quality, and costs.
  • Be the knowledge expert of the Maus and Immune Monitoring Laboratory's pre- and post-award sponsored research activities including grant preparations and submissions, contract and term sheet reviews with MGB legal and reporting and award closeouts.
  • Record new invention disclosures, obtain additional information from inventors and conduct due diligence to verify funding sources.
  • Tracking sponsor rights, options and licenses, as it pertains to Intellectual Property.
  • Track and manage licensing revenue.
  • Execute recruitment and retention of budgeted hires and existing staff for CIP and manage the PeopleSoft Tree or Workday/UKG.
  • Direct management of programmatic and operational team members. Up to 8 FTEs.

  • Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Healthcare/Business Administration, or related field.
  • 8-10 years of related work experience in research administration.
  • Requires strong knowledge of grants management, budget preparation and financial management principles.
  • Requires a detailed knowledge of laws and regulations governing the conduct of research.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills
  • Should demonstrate big picture thinking while balancing with appropriate attention to detail, confidentiality, accuracy, and sound judgment in delivering outcomes.

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Mass General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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