Scientific Program Officer

Program Officer, with a neuroscientific background, business oriented thinking and driving force management merits.

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) was launched in 2005, following a proposal by the Global Science Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The mission of INCF is to build and coordinate an open international infrastructure to integrate heterogeneous neuroscience data and knowledge bases and enable new insights from analysis, modeling and simulation. 

We are looking for an individual with a background in neuroscience and management for a position as a Program Officer at the INCF Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden. The Program Officer will play a key role in identifying relevant outcomes from scientific workshops, strategy meetings, conferences and other internal and external forums, business and taking the best of these values into operational implementation as projects under the INCF programs. 

Overall, this candidate will coordinate efforts across the INCF network and interact with relevant experts with respect to the progress of the scientific INCF programs. Responsibilities will include strategic and tactical planning of the programs, documentation of their progress and operations, establishment of contracts with follow-up of deliverables. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. This position involves approximately 30% travel and will require working hours during evenings and occasional weekends.

Excellent social and communication skills are necessary for this role. The abilities to balance perspectives, prioritize, and maintain focus are also crucial. Program Officers at INCF hold different domain expertise. For this position, a solid neuroscience background is required. Experience as a program officer and a manager are assets. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. 

We are looking forward to receiving your application to as soon as possible, no later than July 10, 2011. Applications should contain a CV and a cover letter including statement of interest and minimum three references.

INCF Secretariat, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 15 A, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46 8 524 87 093 | Fax: +46 8 524 87 094 | E-mail:

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