Academic Coordinator, Rank 1 (Fiscal Year) - UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 4555153
Academic Coordinator, Rank 1 (Fiscal Year) - UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08802
The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) invites applicants for an Academic Coordinator (Rank 1). The ideal candidate will help coordinate and manage research in the department, with a core focus on the Livescu Initiative in Neuro, Narrative and AI (NNAI). ISG is a multi-disciplinary department in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA which conducts novel research at the intersection of the biology, social science and the humanities. NNAI is a donor-funded four-year research project that brings a humanities-forward approach to the ethical and intellectual challenges created by new neuroscience and AI advances. This is a full-time two-year position, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding. POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Assistant Director of the Livescu Initiative will report directly to the Director of ISG or their delegate. Responsibilities are divided into two main activities: Livescu Initiative (NNAI) (50%):
Coordination, project management, and co-creation of the Livescu Initiative. Working collaboratively with faculty members from multiple disciplines on campus, and staff in ISG, the academic coordinator will help conceive, plan, manage, and document events and programs including speaker series, symposia, faculty seminars. In collaboration with faculty members, the Assistant Director will conceive, plan, manage, and document emerging research projects funded by the NNAI. The candidate will facilitate planning meetings, manage project goals and deadlines, document and disseminate the projects' outcomes, and help supervise the hiring of and designated duties of graduate student researchers and undergraduate researchers for the NNAI. Research coordination in ISG (50%):
In addition to the NNAI, the candidate will also have a role as a research coordinator in ISG. ISG faculty have multiple ongoing research projects that involve unconventional forms of inter-disciplinary collaboration, community engagement, and dissemination. As such, the candidate will coordinate with faculty to prioritize goals, locate and disseminate research funding opportunities and help develop strategies to carry out research projects in the Institute that make the best use of staff and university resources. Responsibilities could include liaising with faculty in drafting grant proposals, project management for ongoing research, assisting in the promotion of research outputs and publications, and organizing research-related events such as symposia and speaker series or other related research activities.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.