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Develops and executes strategies for multiple areas of Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) support, including admissions, academic programming, and student advising and development.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all MSTP non-payroll functions, including admissions, student affairs, program activities, record keeping, and communication to ensure that they are meeting defined objectives and are operating at the optimal level of efficiency and effectiveness.
In collaboration with the MSTP Executive Director and Executive Director, develop the strategy and tactics to advance MD-PhD training including:
Programs and activities to build physician-scientist identity.
Professional development (Responsible Conduct of Research, Research Rigor and Reproducibility, and communication skills).
Career exploration and planning.
Develop and guide periodic data-driven assessments of activities and services to verify that they are effective, innovative, proactive, anticipatory, and responsive to student needs, and the requirements of internal and external stakeholders.
Serve as the primary contact, support, and resource per for MSTP students.
Participate in review of M.D./Ph.D. applications for admission.
Oversee reporting and analysis of information in university and external systems (AAMC, NIH), and serve as a liaison to data systems managers.
Represent the MSTP at intramural and extramural meetings and events.
Supervise MSTP Coordinator and Secretary, and coordinate activity with MSTP Operations Manager, DBBS, and WUSM (Offices of Medical Student Education, Student Affairs, Registrar, Career Advising, and Student Health).
Act in the role of the MSTP Executive Director in their absence.
Perform other duties and special projects as needed.
Master's degree with five years of administrative or managerial experience in an academic or professional setting.
Prior work experience in an academic setting that includes regular interactions with graduate students.
Experience with NIH grant writing.
Experience speaking before professional organizations.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with diverse individuals.
Ability to lead a team collaboratively and manage change effectively.
Excellent communicator able to interact effectively with a variety of audiences.
Experience using soft power and leading by influence to work effectively with stakeholders to resolve complex issues.
Innovative thinker with experience developing, implementing, and evaluating systems.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and present data.
Comfortable with ambiguity and change.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and within the requirements of federal laws and regulations (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, Title IX).
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with utmost attention to detail.
Commitment to advancing the goals of the institution, the MSTP, individual students and team members.
Fluency in, and commitment to, the principles and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in all their forms.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) was established in 1969, and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1970.� Our primary purpose is to identify, train, and mentor a diverse group of women and men who will become the next generation of leaders in biomedical research, patient care, and medical education. More than 75% of our nearly 700 alumni are active in academic institutions, government labs, pharmaceutical companies and biotech startups. The program is directed by a committee of senior faculty from a variety of scientific disciplines, including a program director and two associate program directors.� The $15 million annual budget is administered by an executive director and 3 staff members.� This experienced administrative group (with a cumulative total of >70 years working with the MSTP) provides comprehensive support for MSTP prospects, applicants, students, and alumni. The staff works with the School of Medicine, the McKelvey School of Engineering, the Graduate School, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences to oversee ~200 trainees, utilizing best-in-industry practices to foster individual growth, professional development, and academic and research success.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G12.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.