The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) is looking to hire a part-time Scientific Program Manager for the Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) at Harvard. 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:
·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. 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.
To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter must be submitted.
Please note: this is a one year term position, with a possibility of an extension based on funding and performance. Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
***All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
The Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) at Harvard is an interdisciplinary science program aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the richest biological reservoir of the planet, the microbial world. MSI plays a leadership role in this area by encouraging broad interactions among microbial scientists across the Boston area, and connects work on microbial sciences to ongoing work in related areas including molecular biology, biogeochemistry, oceanography, and environmental engineering. MSI supports a variety of programs that encourage research interactions, including undergraduate fellowships for summer research, a graduate student consortium, seminars, and a yearly symposium.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community
OEB is a diverse and vibrant department with a broad range of research and teaching interests, ranging from the evolution and control of gene expression patterns within individuals and populations to the dynamics of ecosystems. Field and laboratory studies are key to understanding the evolution of organisms, how biodiversity is generated and maintained, how organisms work, and how organisms interact with their environment. OEB has close working associations with its allied institutions: the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) and the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH), as well as the Arnold Arboretum and the Harvard Forest. These institutions and their collections offer an unparalleled, rich set of resources for OEB students, faculty, visitors and staff. www.oeb.harvard.edu
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in biological sciences. 3+ years' experience in program development in an academic setting or equivalent.
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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50285BR
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