SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, and operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, including the first hard X-ray free-electron laser. Research at SLAC explores the structure and function of matter and the properties of energy, space and time, at the smallest and largest scales, all with the goal of solving problems facing society and advancing human knowledge.
SLAC’s CryoEM & Bioimaging Division in the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) Directorate is seeking a highly motivated and well-networked Academic Program Professional with exceptional communication skills and technical expertise in science, engineering and technology to provide advanced and diversified administrative and operational support to the Director of the CryoEM Division and his staff. The CryoEM program is rapidly growing within this division at SLAC with strong ties to the main Stanford University campus.
In this position, you will develop, implement, and administer research programs, setup new processes and procedures compliant with both Department of Energy (DOE) and Stanford administrative guidelines. You will have the opportunity to interface with a broad, diverse constituency, including staff in various levels of management both within and outside of SLAC. In order to be successful, you will leverage a background in academic or scientific research and/or program management. This position is expected to operate with high level of autonomy, identify and manage program priorities independently and manage ambiguity with minimal guidance. Position will report to the CryoEM Division Director at SLAC.
Your specific responsibilities include:
- Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
- Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
- Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
- Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
- Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
- Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
- Other duties may also be assigned.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
- PhD degree in science (structural biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics) or engineering (bioengineering) or related field and three years of experience in scientific program administration and development
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee the work of others and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
- Experience with research management in an academic environment and coordination of activities between several internal departments/institutes as well as external universities and other research entities
- Experience with research proposals and processes directed towards programs within the National Institutes of Health
SLAC employee competencies :
- Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
- Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
- Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
- Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
- Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
- Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
- Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.
Physical requirements and working conditions:
- 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.
- 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 environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
- 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/
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.
Final candidates are subject to background checks prior to commencement of employment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Internal candidates, who are selected for hire, may require degree verification and/or credit checks based on requirements of the new position.