We seek a PhD-level Project Manager for a new NIH-funded multi-investigator BRAIN initiative U19 grant aimed at understanding the function of dopamine in regulating basal ganglia circuitry and behavior. The new Center unites experimental and computational neurobiology laboratories with the goal of generating new theories of how striatal circuits integrate and implement dynamic signals to execute behavior. The Project Manager will work closely with the PI of the grant (Dr. Bernardo Sabatini) to oversee the scientific and administrative aspects of the project. The project manager will also interact with the other 6 PIs of grant located across 4 institutions as well as with a grant-associated Data Sciences core. Administrative duties including scheduling scientific meetings of investigators and laboratories, coordinating the dissemination of data across multiple laboratories, organizing and planning scientific advisory board meetings, and generally creating a 'Center without walls' that ensures frequent and facile interaction across the laboratories. Additional duties may include creating and maintaining a web site describing the scientific endeavors and results of the work as well as supervising a junior administrative assistant. The major goal for the Project Manager will be to facilitate the scientific deliverables of the Center, including progress reports, data sharing, and scientific publications. Scientific duties include providing advice on scientific directions of the Center, collaborating with the PI to write annual progress reports, and guiding the projects to completion under the direction of the PI. The Project Manager will also identify new ways of advancing findings emerging from the Center with new research endeavors, such as engaging new strategic collaborations.
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
PhD in neuroscience or related field is required.
Experience with grant writing and/or scientific communication is essential.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52016BR
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