We enter the world with a set of genes that determine many factors of our health. From that moment forward, every aspect of our lives affects our health. There is unequivocal evidence that social, environmental, and behavioral factors are by far and away the strongest predictors of health and disease. Founded in 2015, the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences' (PHS) mission is to improve individual and population health by bringing together diverse disciplines and data to better understand and address the social determinants of health.
One of PHS' strategic goals is to spur and support transdisciplinary research that advances our mission. Toward this end, we have established a large portfolio of exciting research partnerships (e.g., Aarhus University, Born in Bradford, Solano County, Google, Tata Trusts, Wadhwani AI) initiatives (e.g., recently launched PHS India Center), and working groups (e.g., air pollution and health, health disparities, mental health) that vary in terms of their scope, complexity, and topics. Working in close collaboration with PHS faculty directors and senior team, the Associate Director of Research Programs (ADR) will be responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating PHS' research programs. The ADR, playing a role that cuts across all PHS groups, is an important member of the senior team. She/he will have the opportunity to lead some of PHS' most interesting projects and initiatives with the support of a collegial and talented team. Key roles and responsibilities:
Manage PHS' overall portfolio of research programs
Lead a sub-set of research working groups, initiatives, and community impact hubs
Developing an overall plan that includes goals, milestones, timeline, and metrics
Ensuring project goals are met on schedule, anticipating and resolving potential issues
Assembling and managing project teams
Ensuring compliance with Stanford's administrative, financial, and research policies
Helping to secure project funding by 1) Identifying and prioritizing funding opportunities and; 2) driving/coordinating responses to funding solicitations
Create a vibrant research community, engaging faculty from across the university in PHS-related research
Developing and implementing an overall faculty outreach plan
Overseeing production of quarterly newsletter
Developing event programming that engages faculty and complements existing research programs
Support key NIH awards
Working with PHS' faculty directors, the ADR will contribute to/support key NIH awards
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Extraordinary project management skills
Knowledge of basic social science research principles and concepts (desired)
Able to exert influence without authority
Excellent writer (e.g., able to draft project-related reports, conference agendas, etc.)
Ability to quickly come up to speed on new content areas/topics, developing an understanding of the overall landscape
Demonstrated ability to move a project from nascent stage to maturity
Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis (the PD will be expected to make frequent trips to India)
Comfortable with ambiguity
Experience successfully working in developing economy context
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Willingness to get hands dirty when necessary to move a project forward
Passionate about improving the lives of underserved populations
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
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.
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.
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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