Stanford University is seeking an Academic Program Professional 1 to work under the direction of faculty to help implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the academic portion of the JIMB program (see jimb.stanford.edu). JIMB, the Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, is a new partnership between federal agencies and Stanford University to advance the principles of the science of measurement (metrology) in the fields of genomics and synthetic biology. The founding federal agency partner of JIMB is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (nist.gov), part of the US Department of Commerce.
Metrological principles have transformed the development of technologies in the physical sciences; JIMB seeks to foster a similar transformation in the biological sciences, specifically in those in which massively parallel measurement of molecular entities is performed on heterogeneous biological systems. The combination of parallelism with the inherent heterogeneity of biological systems, and the requirement of diverse measurement modalities (e.g., DNA sequencing, metabolomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, DNA synthesis), demands novel solutions for obtaining integrated insights.
The successful candidate will work closely with Stanford faculty and trainees to advance measurement science in genomics and synthetic biology in training and research. Specifically, (s)he will manage training program content and organization; assist in development and teaching of a graduate course in biometrology; develop scientific meeting content and organization; develop and broaden JIMB's scientific portfolio in collaboration with participating faculty; foster collaborative relationships among faculty groups and with researchers at NIST and other government agencies; drive connections of Stanford faculty and trainees with commercial technology developers; and assist in research proposal development and writing. This position provides a tremendous opportunity for the successful candidate to learn and substantively engage with the amazing array of academic inquiry in genomics and synthetic biology at Stanford and JIMB's government and industry partners.
PhD in a molecular biological discipline such as (but not limited to) cell biology, genetics, or genomics
Experience in broadly genomics-related research, demonstrated by publications
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in molecular/synthetic/genomic biology
Exceptional interpersonal skills for interaction with faculty, students, staff, and external organizations
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. * - 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.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu. Additional Information
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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.
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