Scientific Program Manager - Microbiome

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Scientific Program Manager - Microbiome

Stanford University

Job Number:
82866

Scientific Program Manager - Microbiome

Job Code: 4111
Job Grade: H
Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Scientific Program Manager for a role in our ambitious new effort to build the microbiome from scratch. Our goal is to take advantage of the tremendous promise of the microbiome to treat human disease. Candidates should be self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.
JOB PURPOSE:
The Scientific Program Manager - Microbiome will be a member of the Stanford ChEM-H operations team and will work closely with ChEM-H faculty fellows to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the new microbiome initiative. The Scientific Program Manager will bring specialized technical knowledge in biomedical, chemistry, or engineering research and will play a critical role in liaising among the technical and operational staff supporting the program, faculty leadership, and other key stakeholders.
CORE DUTIES*:

  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating the microbiome programs/projects, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, websites, donor stewardship, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the microbiome program as the key contact and subject matter expert within ChEM-H and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spending.
  • May oversee and train student workers.



    * - Other duties may also be assigned
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Education & Experience:

    Advanced degree required. Research experience in a relevant scientific field required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.
    PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Ph.D. in microbiology, chemical biology, chemistry, biology, chemical or bioengineering, or a related scientific field.
    • Research experience related to the microbiome.
    • Prior experience in technical and nontechnical writing.
    • Familiarity with funding agencies and academic research funding sources.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.



    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.
    WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
    What is Stanford ChEM-H?

    Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote healthy living, and to educate a new cadre of “physician-scientist-engineers” who will lead a rapidly evolving industry.

    Why Stanford is for You

    Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
    How to Apply

    We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in this specific position.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Requisition ID: 82866


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    Location: Dean of Research, California, United States
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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