Scientific Project Manager for a virtual research institute
The OSI is seeking a Scientific Project Manager (SPM) to support and contribute to the activities of the OSI Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) and its scientific committees.

Part-time – Hourly – Non-exempt 

Job Summary: 

The Osteosarcoma Institute (OSI) is a virtual research institute focused on dramatically increasing treatment options and survival rates in osteosarcoma patients through identifying and funding the most promising and breakthrough osteosarcoma clinical trials and science.  The Scientific Project Manager (SPM) supports and contributes to the activities of the OSI Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) and its scientific committees. The work of these committees is key to making advancements in osteosarcoma science and treatment, and the SPM will have a significant role. The OSI is hopeful that transformative progress will be made in the next few years! 

Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Supports the operations of the institute and its three scientific committees and manages the active projects of each committee
  • Works with SAB and Committee members to complete initiated projects on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency
  • Attends and documents Board and Committee meetings including producing task lists of follow-up items
  • Tracks progress of projects and facilitates follow through and completion of tasks by parties assigned responsibility
  • Proactively anticipates potential delays and problems and provides solutions
  • Addresses questions, concerns, and/or complaints throughout the project
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization, collaborators, and board members
  • Creates a productive meeting culture by capturing meeting minutes, compiling notes, and organizing the delegation of tasks
  • Monitors compliance with OSI policies, standards, and practices
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Ability to adapt to direct and indirect reporting relationships
  • Formal education or on-the-job experience in biology or medicine
  • Familiarity with health science terminology and understanding of the structure of the medical/biopharmaceutical industries
  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, biology, or related field

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with one of the oncology clinical trial cooperative groups or medical research associations (e.g., ASCO, AACR, COG, CTOS) 
  • Experience working with physicians or researchers 
  • Graduate degree with a medical/biological focus and/or relevant work experience 
  • Background in oncology strongly preferred 

Additional Job Details:

  • This is a new position, and the incoming SPM will need entrepreneurial initiative and creativity. The SPM will have the opportunity to grow the position and address new opportunities as they work with leadership to define them.
  • We are a young organization with a small staff tackling a big job and we all chip in to get the work done, creating a path for rapid professional development.
  • Part-time position – 15-25 hours a week, generally flexible schedule except must attend (in person or virtually) Board and Committee meetings
  • As COVID-19 travel restrictions are relaxed, this position will require travel on the average of 2-4 days each calendar quarter.  The travel days are scheduled by the OSI well in advance.
  • Other than required travel days as described above, this position is fully virtual and can work from anywhere in the United States.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform customary office work with some travel.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

The Osteosarcoma Institute, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply

Please send an updated resume and cover letter to employment@osinst.org with the subject line “Scientific Project Manager”

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