Sr. Manager, Research Support

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-07
Req: R100042199
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.


In 2014 The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center launched a comprehensive, externally driven strategic planning effort to identify the differentiating capabilities of a world-class cancer center in an increasingly complex environment. The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center vision is to be recognized for outstanding cancer research and individualized, patient-centered care. The vision will be realized through six key focus areas:

• Patient Experience and Access

• Culture of Excellence

• Research Excellence

• Clinical care Model

• Community Relations and Awareness

• Sustainable Funds Flow

This position, will serve as the Project Manager for establishing, coordinating, tracking and evaluating of one of the key initiatives that will bridge the Research Excellence and Clinical Care Model pillars of the strategic plan. The Sylvester Precision Medicine Initiative will allow the cancer center to differentiate itself from local and national competition in clinical care and support the development of research excellence in all focus areas of research at Sylvester.

Strategic Plan

“Sylvester will continue to develop a clinical care model that builds on its research excellence, provides the full continuum of cancer services, and delivers superior five-year outcomes.

Sylvester’s disease-specific multidisciplinary care teams will deliver precision medicine through individualized diagnostic and treatment options and a well-coordinated, high-touch patient experience. Sylvester will be the regional leader in cancer care providing high quality and cost-effective treatment through its state-of-the-art, research-driven therapies and technologies and its nationally recognized oncology leaders. We strive for our research and discoveries to be translated both nationally and internationally.”

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with Faculty Leader (s) and Executive Director of Strategic Operations to develop scope and goals of the initiative.

  • Lead the development of the implementation plan in coordination with Hospital and Research Leaders to bridge/match research and clinical care goals.

  • Work with Executive Director of Strategic Operations to track progress and initiate and collect information for the development of reports to Board of Governors, UM Board Trustees, State of Florida, etc.

  • Manage and coordinate the activities Precision Medicine work group. Reviews projects or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects.

  • Assist Research and Hospital Leaders in the development of national and International partnerships.

  • Monitor budget expenses assignable to the Precision Medicine Initiative.

  • Participate in the efforts for the submission of Core Grant application to obtain NCI Designation

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or other related field required. Experience in project management desired. Computer skills including MS Office products, Internet, and general computer proficiency required. Excellent English skills (both verbal and written), organizational skills, time management, prioritizing tasks, detail-oriented and multi-tasking required.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
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