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Forum Data Center Coordinator (7398U), School of Public Health - 26952
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 16, 2021
Title Forum Data Center Coordinator (7398U), School of Public Health - 26952
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Health/Management/Administration

Forum Data Center Coordinator (7398U), School of Public Health - 26952

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

This position will support the establishment, management and operations of The Forum for Collaborative Research's Data & Analysis Center, a neutral venue for data sharing and analysis. This multi-stakeholder initiative focuses on facilitating responsible use of data through collaboration to honor patient contributions to clinical research. The Forum for Collaborative Research (Forum) founded in 1997, is a public/private collaboration addressing cutting edge science and policy issues through a process of stakeholder engagement. The mission of the Forum is to facilitate collaborative research in drug development. The Forum has a unique and complex structure that includes stakeholder partners such as patients/patient advocates, academia, governmental agencies, industry, insurers, professional societies and other relevant entities. Projects at the Forum for Collaborative Research's Data & Analysis Center bring together experts in gastroenterology, infectious diseases, virology, and diagnostics from academia, regulatory agencies, industry, and professional societies to spur innovation that can generate new knowledge to facilitate drug development for unmet medical needs of great public health significance.

This position will be housed at the Forum offices located at the UCDC Campus in Washington, DC. The job is located in Washington DC.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 29, 2021

  • Independently designs, writes up workplan, implements symposia, reports, projects working groups, and undertakes follow up evaluations for the Forum's data center activities.
  • Independent ability to interact with collaborators for all aspects of their participation including logistics, substantive contributions, follow up action items and analysis of successes and areas for improvement in subsequent meetings.
  • Works largely independently of senior staff, while exercising independent judgment to identify activities requiring cooperating and collaborating with peer colleagues, the Forum's Director, and Deputy Director, to undertake research, direct and review intern research projects and related activities, prepare and distribute background materials, prepare drafts for discussion with external and internal collaborators and prepares final products for distribution.
  • Oversees and executes writing, in collaboration with internal and external colleagues, publications, abstracts, or meeting summaries based on content of expert roundtables, individual projects and scientific symposia.
  • Identifies necessary background materials for symposia, expert meetings, and collaborative meetings with scientists, regulators, industry representatives, patient and community advocates and other Forum collaborators.
  • Independently collects and distributes such materials and supervises interns and junior staff in the collection and preparation for distribution of such materials.
  • Manages and assists with grant applications or funding opportunities after reviewing the grant or funding document.
  • Works closely with administrative staff, program peers, the Forum's Director, and Deputy Director to assure progress on overall Forum work-plan.
  • Independently identifies areas of work-plan that are not being met and proposes changes to plan or implementation and assumes responsibility for execution of changes.
  • Identifies problems and proposes solutions to problems and, either or both presents solution for discussion and decision by collaborative teams or Forum leadership, or independently implements solutions without additional supervision.
  • Works with the Forum's Director and external expert research collaborators in analysis of scientific data or clinical information
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, speeches.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
  • Attend trainings as needed and required by the university and unit.
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Forum leadership.

Required Qualifications
  • Familiarity with public health issues preferably in areas of focus at the Forum, which include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), rare diseases, HBV, transplantation associated viral infections, ocular diseases and HIV is preferred.
  • The ability to learn quickly and expand knowledge of project disease areas is essential.
  • Strong project management skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of common computer application programs including proficiency with Excel to provide support in preparing the data for analyses, including construction of the database and data collection instruments, and data organization.
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills to create tables and summary documents describing data available, incorporating new data as it becomes available and upon request from collaborating investigators, funders, and regulatory bodies.
  • Very experienced and able to draft, revise, and produce polished PowerPoint presentations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate (both orally and in writing) effectively with all levels of staff and a broad range of external national and international collaborators, including community and patient advocates, scientific experts from academia, industry and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing scientific literature for preparing sound and relevant proposals, reports, policy papers and academic journal articles.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems independently while understanding when to seek guidance from manager or others.
  • Ability to independently identify or research and find tools, procedures and precedents to improve effectiveness of the unit and our research / policy / analysis team.
  • Works effectively, both independently and in collaboration with other Forum project peers and program director, as team member with senior internal and external scientists, public health officials, industry representatives, physicians and administrative personnel.
  • Independently identifies, explains, coordinates, and manages work assignments of junior staff and interns.
  • Very strong writing and oral communications skills.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with scientists and physicians, government officials and public health/patient advocates.
  • Ability to present at Forum meetings or conferences is highly desirable.
  • Independently and in coordination with program collaborators, peer program staff, Forum Director, and Deputy Director able to conduct scientific research and prepare summaries, meeting minutes, draft scientific abstracts and draft and final papers for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Able to work with CRM software, including Salesforce, email distribution platforms and other related programs such as R statistical programming.

  • Master's degree in public health, biostatistics or statistics or other life sciences and/or equivalent experience/training in epidemiologic studies and/or clinical trials.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours per week), Contract (temporary) Appointment eligible for full-UC Benefits. This position may be eligible for renewal.

This position is hybrid, eligible for 25% remote work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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