Scientific Program Manager, Training and DEI

Stanford University
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Scientific Program Manager, Training and DEI

Stanford University

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Stanford ChEM-H is an 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 and to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking discoveries that advance our understanding of and ability to improve human health. Our vision is to harness the power of diversity - diversity of disciplines and people - to tackle some of the greatest challenges in human health and train a new kind of interdisciplinary scientist to support future innovation.

Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:
We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Scientific Program Manager to oversee an exciting portfolio of training programs and to lead the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for Stanford ChEM-H, an interdisciplinary institute focused on engineering molecules for human health. 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.

The Scientific Program Manager, Training and DEI, 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 institute. The Scientific Program Manager will bring specialized technical knowledge in biomedical, chemistry, or engineering research and will participate in strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development for portfolio programs. This position will play a key role in driving existing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within ChEM-H, and look for innovative new approaches and practices to continue to develop an inclusive and equitable culture. The Scientific Program Manager will play a critical role in liaising among the technical and operational staff supporting training, research, and DEI programs in partnership with faculty leadership other key partners across the University and external to Stanford. Each day will bring a new set of objectives as you:

  • Develop and manage research training programs, including outreach to varied partners within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research, training, and DEI initiative in STEM.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, build reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research and training 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.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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.


  • Ph.D. in chemical biology, chemistry, biology, chemical or bioengineering, or a related scientific field.
  • Research experience related to chemical biology.
  • Prior experience in technical and nontechnical writing.
  • Prior experience engaging traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM research and training
  • Familiarity with funding agencies and academic research funding sources.

    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.

    Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
    Some local travel
    Occasional overnight travel within CA and out of state

    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!

    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.

    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 his or her job.

    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


    Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States
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