Transferable Skills

Teamwork as a Deputy Branch Chief (Scientific Review Officer) in Public Sector

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

It is expected that Scientific Review Officers and managers will participate in internal institutional committees. As an example, the program designs and implements its own annual training program for staff, and the training committee is responsible for working together to ensure that training materials are accurate and up to date, and presenting this material to staff. They are also responsible for identifying areas that would benefit from new Standard Operating Procedures, drafting and implementing these documents.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization
  • Contributing to institution (ie participating on committees)
  • Providing constructive feedback

Teamwork as a Health Director and Health Officer in Public Sector

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Addressing the COVID pandemic required an interdisciplinary approach in which clinicians, health scientists, epidemiologists, attorneys, elected officials, business leaders, and many others all actively participated in mitigation and response planning. By bringing representatives together from these different fields, we were able to design and deliver programming and services that was more likely to be effective and efficient rather than just "spinning our wheels." As a result, our county has the lowest cumulative incidence of any urban county in our state (locally defined as 80,000 residents or more). We also currently have the highest vaccine productive rate of any county in the state. This is a direct result of the team-based approach.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization
  • Providing constructive feedback

Teamwork as a Commercial Innovation Manager in Public Sector

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

It really takes a village to send an experiment to the ISS! Our operation team works with commercial service providers and payload developers specialized in translating ground-based experimental design to work on the ISS in microgravity environment for maximizing scientific return. They also coordinate with NASA on scheduling, resource management, including upmass and downmass allocations, and crew time. Legal and contract team make sure all the regulatory and legal requirements are in order. For startups and investors in our ecosystem, we provide opportunity to connect with one another. Our marketing and communication team help spread the words of innovative experiments, their results and stories to the world.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization

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