Stanford University, one of Silicon Valley's largest and unique employers, has an immediate opening for a Scientific Research Liaison in the School of Medicine. Stanford's mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly self-motivated learner willing and eager to take on new challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
The Scientific Research Liaison will report directly to Michelle Monje, a leading research scientist, physician, and professor in the field of neurology. Dr. Monje is an international leader in the pathophysiology of glioma and is engaged as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator, MacArthur Foundation Fellow, leader of the Monje Lab, associate director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy for neuro-immuno-oncology, and director of neuro-oncology research in the Department of Neurology. Designed as a hybrid role with two to three days of on-campus work at Stanford, the Scientific Research Liaison will facilitate the administration and operations of several of Dr. Monje's multi-institution, collaborative, neurology-focused research projects and consortiums. The position will also provide limited administrative and operational support to Dr. Monje's lab located both on campus and at a local site.
Dr. Monje is an incredibly busy scientist, physician and leader who works to improve understanding of and treatment for diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The candidate must exhibit exceptional collaboration and communication skills with an audience of top scientists; show appropriate initiative and utilize judgment that is informed by an awareness of Dr. Monje's priorities when liaising research activity; operate in a professional manner, using sound and effective judgment; and work in a flexible manner with a willingness to provide a full range of services from event, travel, purchasing, and tissue sample coordination to outreach and collaboration that meets the needs of team members across a diversity of representations in science, including private and public institutions, early stage and senior investigators, and national and international geographies. The candidate should also monitor research progress, identify bottlenecks and performance improvement opportunities, and make actionable recommendations to provide the fullest level of support to Dr. Monje's research. The ideal candidate has the desire and ability to become a crucial member of Dr. Monje's team over a long period of service.
General duties for this role across Stanford include:
Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.
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.
Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function
Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. May also represent the program or function to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.
Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.
May participate in development of budgets, monitor, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.
May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology, neuroscience, or other life science.
Experience with basic research related to the brain .
Strong project management skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.
Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - 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.
Occasional evening and weekend hours.
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.
The expected pay range for this position is $66,000 to $107,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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