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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scientific Program Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scientific Program Director

  • Job Number: 23544

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: Picower Institute for Learning & Memory

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Picower Institute of Learning and Memory, to work with the director, faculty, and staff to facilitate and manage the growth and execution of major research initiatives, centers, and collaborative programs hosted by the Picower Institute. These activities predominantly include supporting two existing efforts - the Aging Brain Initiative (ABI) and the Alana Down Syndrome Center (ADSC), both led by Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, Picower Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Picower Institute at MIT. Will serve as program liaison within and beyond the Picower Institute community, including across partner labs at MIT and outside organizations; oversee, execute, and support major program needs, including hosting and representing program activities to outside groups, managing and developing communications products, monitoring project progress and budget allocations, coordinating and contributing to collaborative grant applications, facilitating and stewarding resource development relationships, and organizing program events. The main purpose is to galvanize efforts across all domains to help build and sustain successful research centers/programs.A full description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field; experience managing large initiatives, centers and/or programs, collaborations, and projects; excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills; grant or scientific writing experience; comfort giving public presentations; and an interest in neuroscience and the ability to discuss a wide range of projects. PREFERRED: editorial/communications experience preferred. Job #23544 12/18/23