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Scientific Program Manager

Company: University of North Carolina
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Information

Posting Information

SOP-Eshelman Inst for Innov-450300

Career Area
Research Professionals

Posting Open Date

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Position Type
Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Working Title
Scientific Program Manager

Appointment Type
EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Number

Vacancy ID

Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time Permanent


Hours per week

Position Location
North Carolina, US

Hiring Range
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Proposed Start Date

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students and 145 graduate students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School's Strategic Plan (https://pharmacy.unc.edu/about/oe/strategic-plan/).

Our Vision is to be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our Mission is to prepare leaders and innovators to solve the world's most pressing health care challenges. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.

Position Summary

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation housed in the nation's #1 pharmacy school was created to forge game-changing new approaches to academic drug discovery and development.

The role of Scientific Program Manager supports the vision and objectives of the Eshelman Institute by developing and managing and advancing the therapeutics grant program. This position provides the opportunity to deliver analytical frameworks and implement robust scientific and operational strategies. Major responsibilities to include:

Research- Administration

* Gather competitive analytics to assess the research and commercialization landscape from resources such as peer-reviewed literature, clinical studies, market analyses software tools, etc.
* Conduct market diligence on all therapeutics project proposals in advance of funding decisions and to support portfolio management for funded projects.
* Collaborate with project management team to capture and track analytics for Institute pipeline activity across disease areas.

Program Administration

* Develop, manage, evaluate, and modify the scientific review process of the grants including identifying expertise gaps on the committees, identifying relevant scientific reviewers in corporations and in the community, conducting outreach and contracting their services, and training all reviewers on the software and grant review process.
* Manage the internal team review process, including the reporting of scientific review results, working with the Executive Director to make recommendations for which proposals should go to pitch before the Board, and weighing in on whether grants should be funded by the Institute
* Utilize Smartsheets for grant submissions and review process. This process entails creating and managing databases with information pertaining to reviewers and grant applications.
* Execute all functions of the entire review process including planning, scheduling, and executing the external team review, internal team review and pitch day. Preparing any documentation for these review teams will also be the responsibility of this position.
* For proposals selected for funding, manage the facilities and operations team to ensure the award and initial execution support for all grants which includes notice of award, ensuring transfer of finances and proper management of budgeted funds, initial hiring of personnel on awards, etc.

Project Management

* Measure and evaluate program effectiveness. Conduct extensive research and benchmark other organizations, identify trends, determine any gaps, and recommend and implement improvements to the grant submission and award system.
* Facilitate team and workgroup discussions around continuous quality improvement.
* Work collaboratively with EII team to optimize impact tracking and assessment of general outcomes that can be attributed to the Institute.


* Serve as the pre-award grants program subject matter expert and respond to client's requests for grants program related information. Independently address and resolve complex non-routine issues that require research and review of policy and procedures.
* Cultivate relationships with vendors, internal and external stakeholders. Work collaboratively with individuals, departments, programs, and offices on campus.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Have at least two years of experience in leading and executing program development and projects with a PMP certification

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

* Masters degree or PhD
* Three to five years of program management experience
* Science degree

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title
Brian Lawrence, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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