The goal of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute is to understand how the brain gives rise to mental life and behavior, both in health and in disease. Our research community draws from and informs multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, medicine, engineering, psychology, education and law. New discoveries will transform our understanding of the human brain, provide novel treatments for brain disorders, and promote brain health throughout the lifespan. We aim to create positive benefits for individual people, families and society.
The Scientific Program Manager will work to implement and administer Neurosciences Institute programs that advance interdisciplinary research and training in the neurosciences broadly defined. The Scientific Program Manager reports to the Associate Director for Planning and Operations of Stanford Neurosciences Institute.
Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: working with Institute leadership and committee chairs; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising.
Outreach activities may also include student recruitment, event and conference planning.
May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, grants, peer-reviewed publications print and web publications, and other program materials.
Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of assigned programs.
Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Minimum Education and Experience Required
Bachelor’s degree and three or more 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.
Preferred Education and Experience
Advanced degree required. PhD in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, bioengineering, or a related scientific field highly desirable.
Research experience in neuroscience and/or research at the interface of neuroscience, basic science, engineering, and/or medicine preferred.
Project management and program administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
Ability to oversee and direct staff.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Grant writing experience desirable, familiarly with training grants and multi-investigator grants highly desirable.
Advanced skills in use of databases and spreadsheet preparation to organize projects and financial information.
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.
* - 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.
* A background check will be required for all final candidates.
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.
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.
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to understanding how the brain gives rise to mental life and behavior, both in health and in disease. Our research community draws from and informs multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, medicine, engineering, psychology, education and law. The discoveries that arise from these collaborations will transform our understanding of the human bra...in, provide novel treatments for brain disorders, and promote brain health throughout the lifespan.
Neuroscience is poised to transform the 21st century the way that quantum physics and breaking the genetic code transformed the 20th. With better knowledge about brain function, we will better understand how to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, lessening their impact on individuals, families, and society. We will better understand who we are: our thoughts, emotion, creativity, and morality. And we may well design who we will become, modifying our abilities, knowledge, and ways of being.