Head of Research

Stanford University
Stanford, California, US
Jun 04, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Head of Research
School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States
Post Date May 25, 2021
Requisition # 89064
Head of Research
Job Code: 4112
Grade: J
FTE: 100%, Exempt
1 Year Fixed-Term w/Option to Renew
Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and School of Medicine
TheDepartment of Bioengineeringis seeking a motivated self-starter to serve as the Head of Research for our Emergence program. The Emergence program focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship to address global challenges in societal and planet health. Our mission is to inspire, educate, equip, and support Stanford students, researchers and faculty in the translation of their research into company formation and real world impact.
As Head of Research , you will design and manage a research grant program to fund innovative research tackling societal and planetary issues such as climate change, carbon emissions, plastics pollution, biodiversity loss, and food insecurity. You will contribute to the development of a new project-based course by soliciting real-world projects from foundations and providing students the opportunity to apply the BioDesign process to address challenges in societal and planetary health. Our Head of Research will work to expand the reach of the Emergence program, sharing course content with a broader student audience and distributing research findings and white papers to the broader research and entrepreneurship community.
Are you interested in joining a program that will take the lead in addressing global challenges in the health of our society and planet? Then bring your talent and passion to join us in seeking solutions to important global problems and educating the next generation of leaders who will make the world a better place!
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford Bioengineeringis a dynamic and rapidly growing department within the Stanford Schools ofEngineeringandMedicine. For more than a decade, the Department of Bioengineering has sought to advance bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic sciences, powered by unique engineering concepts and principles, capable of realizing many diverse applications.Our community ranges broadly from world class faculty and students, to esteemed alumni and dynamic administrators, and includes some of the world's most successful leaders in bioengineering technology and business.
Work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
Your responsibilities include:
- Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
- Design process for distributing research grant funding, tracking milestones, profiling impact of funded research, and distributing whitepapers.
- Build an advisory board for project selection and establish a committee to advise on commercialization.
- Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
- Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
- Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
- Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
- Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
- May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.
- Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
- Coach and mentor program staff.
- - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
- Creativity; able to work with ideas and think through how to structure new programs
- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate with diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.
Certifications and Licenses:
- For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
Preferred Qualifications:
- PhD or other advanced degree in science-related fields
- 2 years work experience in an entrepreneurial environment, preferably in sustainability or health-related industry
- Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
- Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
- On-campus mobility.
- - 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 the job.
- May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
- May travel locally.
- Occasional overnight travel
- 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 _._
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Ourcultureandunique perksempower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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How to Apply
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Additional Information
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4112
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: J
- Requisition ID: 89064