Swedish Medical Center Scientific Programs Director - Marsha Rivkin Center in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Scientific Programs Director (1.0 FTE, Day) to work in the Marsha Rivkin Center at Swedish First Hill located in Seattle, WA.

The Scientific Programs Director works under the direction of the Administrative Director of the Marsha Rivkin Center and is responsible for the direction of the programmatic, operational, and financial management of all activities related to the Marsha Rivkin Center's scientific programs.

In this position you will:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Medical and Scientific Director(s), and Scientific Advisory Board to develop and implement strategic plans designed to further the organization's directive to advance research in the prevention, early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer

  • Nationally influence the directive and quality of research pursued in ovarian cancer and disseminate research findings nationally

  • Manages selection, contracting, and reporting of annual research grant distributions

  • Manage event production of nationally attended research symposium, including but not limited to budgeting, underwriting sponsorships, vendor contracts, agenda development, travel arrangements, and communications

  • Manage organizations budgets and represents organization for ovarian cancer screening programs

  • Supervises Events and Communications Manager, administrative support staff and scientific program internships

  • Participate in efforts to promote scientific achievements and visions of the organization through media, communications, and public presentations


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • At least five years of progressively responsible job related experience required

  • Basic knowledge of microbiology and scientific terminology required

  • Ability to read and interpret published scientific research

  • Ability to author and edit moderate to highly complex scientific reports and correspondence to a wide audience (both scientific and lay)

  • Demonstrate the ability in management, staff supervision, finance, and communications

  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of people (scientific, physician, donor, cancer patients, the general public, etc.)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Work experience in natural sciences and/or health care preferred

  • Grant writing experience preferred

  • Strong public presentation and speaking skills preferred

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Director / Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 134644