Academic Program Professional 2

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Academic Program Professional 2🔍School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States📁Administration📅Apr 06, 2021 Post Date📅89064 Requisition #Academic Program Professional 2
Job Code: 4112
Grade: J
FTE: 100%, Exempt

1 Year Fixed-Term w/Option to Renew
Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and School of Medicine

The Department of Bioengineering is seeking an Academic Program Professional 2 to serve as the Head of Research for our Emergence program. The Emergence Program’s mission is to inspire, educate, equip, and support Stanford students, researchers and faculty to translate their research into initiatives with impact. Our program focuses on (1) planet health (innovations to improve environmental and planetary health and to provide for growing the population in a sustainable way -- e.g., plastic pollution, carbon capture) and (2) societal health (innovations to address global and large scale social health challenges -- e.g., social and environmental determinants of health, biosecurity, food as medicine).

As our Head of Research, you will develop new educational courses supporting relevant research and build entrepreneurial infrastructure to help launch an ecosystem creating awareness, catalyzing innovations, and launching companies to improve sustainability and societal health. We are looking for a creative, motivated individual who can help us build partnerships with entities on and off campus to support this work and convert ideas into reality.

Are you interested in joining a program that will take the lead in addressing global challenges in the health of Society and Planet? Then bring your talent and passion to join us in seeking solutions to important global problems and educating the next generation of leaders who will make the world a better place!

Department of Bioengineering

Stanford Bioengineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing department within the Stanford Schools of Engineering and Medicine. For more than a decade, the Department of Bioengineering has sought to advance bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic sciences, powered by unique engineering concepts and principles, capable of realizing many diverse applications. Our community ranges broadly from world class faculty and students, to esteemed alumni and dynamic administrators, our community includes some of the world's most successful leaders in bioengineering technology and business.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Design process for intake and review of research projects for grant funding including building an advisory board for project selection, and establishing a committee to advise on commercialization.
  • Develop process for distributing funds, tracking milestones, profiling impact of funded research, and distributing whitepapers.
  • Lead efforts to expand the reach of Emergence program, sharing course content with a broader student audience and distributing research findings to the broader research and entrepreneurship community.
  • Create a strategic plan and lead efforts to build an entrepreneurship incubator that connects researchers and scientists with a newly formed network of bio-entrepreneur advisors as well as existing Stanford resources in entrepreneurship.
  • Develop and distribute content for public education and influencing the broader research and entrepreneurship community on purposeful entrepreneurship and ways to address the planet and societal health issues.
  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Identify and partner with companies and foundations to procure real world challenges in planetary and societal health to be tackled by students in project-based courses.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating surveys, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Creativity; able to work with ideas and think through how to structure new programs
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

PHD degree in science-related field and/or 2 years work experience in an entrepreneurial environment.


  • 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.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel


  • 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,

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 résumé along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 89064




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time