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Harvard University Scientific Program Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50988BRAuto req ID:50988BRJob Code:359057 Admin Dept/Program Admin Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Scientific Program ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Master's degree in biological sciences. 3+ years' experience in program development in an academic setting or equivalent.Additional Qualifications:Ph.D. in biological sciences preferred. The successful candidate needs to have outstanding communication skills and be capable of initiating and completing assignments with minimal direction. The candidate must enjoy being part of an outstanding scientific community and assisting in fostering a culture that is supportive and diverse. The candidate must stay engaged with the scientific literature and enjoy scientific writing and translating scientific concepts to non-scientists as well. Harvard experience a plus.Additional Information:

  • This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on funding and satisfactory performance.

  • To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter must be submitted.

  • We regret that Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be part of our community.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Department:Microbial Sciences InitiativePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:17.5 hours per week; schedule to be determined.Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Scientific Program Manager develops and plans scientific events such as a microbial science seminar series, symposia, and an annual microscopy workshop for Harvard undergraduate students. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the liaison between the faculty Directors and various departmental and interdepartmental committees.

  • Identifies, recommends, and makes changes to programs through on-going assessment, analysis, and evaluation.

  • Identifies and invites microbial scientists for lecture series. Works with and negotiates contracts with vendors for various events. Monitors and ensures that all spending adheres to budget.

  • Leads initiatives including outreach, education, and scientific planning.

  • Reviews grant and summer fellowship applications and make funding recommendations to MSI faculty directors.

  • Creates scientific content for website, marketing, and other promotional materials. Serves as main point of contact for a project to update and convert MSI website to a modern platform.

  • Represents MSI on scientific and educational issues at the University and with external organizations. May speak on behalf of MSI at events and conferences.

*This position is 17.50 hours per week.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:Work is performed in an office setting.Job Summary:The Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) at Harvard University is an interdisciplinary science program aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the richest biological reservoir of the planet, the microbial world. MSI is playing a leadership role in this emerging area by creating an organizational focal point for microbial studies with strong links to already existing science departments at Harvard. To help support this endeavor, MSI seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and self-directed individual to provide technical and professional support to the Initiative.