Education and Training, Government Relations, Research and Information
AACC, a DC-based dynamic, growing international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, and research scientists focused on clinical chemistry and related disciplines, is seeking a Manager or Associate Director, Science and Practice Programs. This position manages the Association’s activities related to science, research, and the practice of laboratory medicine. These include, but are not limited to, serving as the staff liaison to the Science & Practice Core Committee—comprising representatives from each of the Association’s scientific divisions—and to Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine Subcommittee of the SPCC, and other SPCC subgroups as necessary and relevant.
The Manager/Associate Director works closely with the VP, Science, Policy & Global Affairs; the Divisions Manager; and other key staff to integrate the Association’s science-related programs into a cohesive portfolio. S/he will have indirect shared supervisory relationship with one employee and may directly supervise one employee. S/he will contribute to the Science, Policy & Global Affairs Department’s US advocacy and global programs through an understanding of how science and policy are intertwined, and how one affects the other. S/he will also work with members of the Education team on the ideation and development of scientific programming.
Specific areas of responsibility include assessment and potential realignment of the division portfolio to ensure the Association covers the breadth of science in the field; facilitation and management of standard-setting activities; monitoring of related organizations for opportunities to comment or participate in scientific activities; management of AACC’s scientific liaisons to outside organizations; and management of ongoing promotional and sales activities for the Universal Sample Bank.
The Manager/Associate Director, Science and Practice Programs:
Manages a diverse portfolio of programs that support the scientific and practice needs of the Association and its members.
Supports and serves as staff liaison to the Science & Practice Core Committee and related groups, providing expert staff support and perspective in the accomplishment of the Committee’s charge and the Association’s strategic plan.
Collaborates with members to keep abreast of technical advances and trends in laboratory medicine to better inform Association activities in science and practice.
Works with AACC advocacy staff to develop and implement scientific activities in support of the AACC advocacy agenda.
Works with AACC education staff to facilitate development of scientific programming, serving as a conduit of information from the Science and Practice Core Committee to the Education Core Committee.
Represents the Association’s science and practice positions to both internal and external audiences with authority and credibility.
Interacts with all AACC employees to facilitate collaborative, productive working relationships.
Maintains positive working relationship with supervisor.
Satisfactorily complies with Association policies and procedures.
The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple scientifically oriented programs effectively while adapting to changing needs and priorities as the Association advances its strategic plan.
Biomedical science background.
Demonstrated project management and outstanding customer/member relation skills required; association experience preferred.
Experience in a medical or research laboratory highly desirable; formal scientific training preferred.
Proven scientific or technical writing ability; experience in scientific writing for a lay audience preferred.
Demonstrated track record of research and successful grant writing preferred.
Experience in oral presentation of scientific information, with an ability to prepare and present formal talks to both internal and external groups and stakeholders.
Outstanding abstract reasoning skills with an ability to apply those skills in identifying new opportunities for growth and/or process improvement.
Excellent interpersonal communications and public speaking skills.
Ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization regarding complex biomedical and policy issues.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
All requirements for the Manager, plus:
PhD in clinical biochemistry or related biomedical research field, with two to five years of related experience.
About American Association for Clinical Chemistry
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.