Scientific Program Officer

We seek a Scientific Program Officer to join our Secretariat based at Karolinska Institutet. Applicants must have a strong background in neuroscience and/or neuroinformatics.

Key function
Manage at least one of our INCF scientific programs. 

Area of responsibilities/duties

  • Strategic and tactical planning and management of INCF scientific programs, including reporting on progress
  • Facilitating communication between and within programs
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Establishing and managing contracts
  • Planning and attending Task Force meetings and workshops
  • Representing INCF and its Programs at international neuroscience meetings

Required skills

  • Post-graduate degree in neuroscience and experience in a research environment in a relevant area of neuroscience  or neuroinformatics, such as computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, electrophysiology or ontological representation
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent organizational, communication and social skills
  • The ability to work alone and in a team to achieve organizational goals
  • Personal drive and dedication to achieve deliverables 

Desired management skills

Project or program management skills:

  • managing and estimating budgets
  • managing projects delivered by teams of people and reporting on progress
  • management of contracts, including assessment of deliverables and decisions on payments
  • meeting organization including helping align meeting agendas with scientific aims, identifying speakers and preparing   minutes and other reports 
  • Previous service on a scientific program committee would be useful
  • The ability to communicate with scientists of various levels of seniority, at all times exhibiting a tactful and diplomatic communication style
  • Experience as a Program Officer (or similar management/administrative role) would be advantageous

Desired scientific skills

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • electrophysiology and/or neuroimaging: standards, workflows and methods of acquisition, analysis and reporting
  • computational neuroscience, such as large-scale network or multi compartment modeling: standards, tools and techniques
  • informatics, especially neuroinformatics   
  • laboratory information systems   

This position requires approximately 25 % travel, and irregular hours due to collaboration over different time-zones.  The position is full-time based at Karolinska Institute in Solna and is offered as a one year contract (starting as soon as possible in 2013) with a possibility for prolongation for the right candidate.

The position offers much to the successful candidate in terms of organization and management skills development, as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively with neuroscientists around the world. The successful candidate can also expect excellent working conditions, benefits and vacation allowance. 

Apply here!

The application should include:

  • Cover letter and CV
  • Contact information
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 references

Applications must be in English.

Interviews will be conducted concurrently with the call for applications which will remain open until the position is filled. Please send your application as soon as possible and no later than 15 January 2013.

For further information about the role, please contact:
Linda Lanyon
Head of Programs

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