Director of Open Science Projects/Research Scholar

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Director of Open Science Projects/Research Scholar
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 6784
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: E
Requisition ID: 94343

Director of Open Science Projects/Research Scholar

School/Unit Description:

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Department of Psychology

The Poldrack Lab in the department of Psychology is in looking a full time Research Scholar who will serve as Director of Open Science Projects for the lab. The research scholar will direct and manage the laboratory's open science projects, which include the OpenNeuro data sharing project, the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) project, and the Center for Open and Reproducible Science (CORES), part of Stanford Data Science. The Research Scholar will carry a significant role in this research effort by leading the day-to-day operations, carrying out strategic planning, applying for grants, and interfacing with collaborators and funding agencies. .

Please submit current CV, publications list and brief statement of research interests.

This is a one-year fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.


  • Create project plans and coordinate research projects with faculty director
  • Develop strategic initiatives to extend and enhance effectiveness of ongoing projects
  • Write research reports for publication and present research results at relevant conferences
  • Raise funds by writing grant proposals to federal agencies and working with university development teams
  • Fulfill reporting duties to funding agencies through progress reports
  • Sustainably manage project budget
  • Interface with project collaborators, including advising faculty
  • Spearhead formative and summative evaluations of research activities to meet program goals


  • Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology, or relevant discipline with emphasis on open science and/or reproducibility required; prior postdoctoral experience is preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of concepts and practices for open and reproducible science and their application across multiple scientific domains
  • Superlative written, visual, and oral communications skills with proven ability to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at national and international conferences, as well as demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a broader non-expert audience
  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects and work with broad teams of scientists and engineers from a range of scientific disciplines
  • Experience organizing and working with research communities to develop and implement open and reproducible science practices
  • Computer programming skills (R, Python) for data processing and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of data formats and data processing methods for neuroimaging data is preferred
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum) is preferred
  • Knowledge of cloud computing and/or high-performance computing infrastructure is preferred

*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.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

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.

Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.

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