Program Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Information Technology



About The New York Academy of Sciences The mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. For over 200 years?since 1817?the New York Academy of Sciences has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community. Using a three-pronged approach, the Academy drives scientific progress by convening and mobilizing communities of experts, catalyzing collective action to address global challenges, and supporting scientists and engineers through every step in their careers. Awards administered by the Academy identify and encourage promising young scientists early in their careers, when they need it the most, and recognize eminent scientists for their impactful contributions to science, medicine, and technology, including human health. The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognize early-career researchers who have made groundbreaking advances in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. The Innovators in Science Award celebrates transformative research conducted by promising early-career scientists and outstanding senior scientists across the globe in Neuroscience, Gastroenterology, Regenerative Medicine, and Oncology. For more information about the Academy?s Award Programs please visit JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Life Sciences DEPARTMENT: Awards REPORTS TO: Director, Innovators in Science Award SUMMARY: The Program Manager will participate in the Academy?s Award programs and be responsible for multiple phases of the award administration process. Your primary responsibility is managing biomedical and life science areas of international Award programs. You may also participate in the administration of other life sciences?based programming at the Academy if needed. Every year, top research universities and academic institutions around the globe with a well-established record of scientific excellence nominate their most promising post-doctoral fellows and early-career faculty, and their most extraordinary senior faculty working in fields of biomedicine and life sciences. Prize winners and finalists are selected by panels of expert judges and are honored at annual Awards Ceremonies and Symposia held at various locations around the globe. As a Topic-Area Specialist, you are responsible for and participate in multiple phases of the awards process. You will engage in varied activities in support of the Academy?s award programs, including establishing and launching new award cycles, helping to raise award awareness among global audiences, assessing a broad range of nominations in your subject area, recruiting expert judges, explaining the honorees? work to broad audiences through a variety of multimedia and social media platforms, designing scientific symposia to showcase honoree research, and maintaining a network of previous honorees that participate in annual symposia, awards ceremonies, and other events. In this role, you will work with great scientists, be exposed to some of the most outstanding science in the world, and participate in driving the next generation of scientific innovation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: + Work with the Program Leads to identify, select, and establish ongoing relationships with an international cadre of judges, Scientific Advisory Council members, nominators, nominating institutions, and affiliated partners. + Review nominations in broad disciplinary areas of biomedicine and life sciences; evaluating each application according to rigorous quantitative and qualitative metrics. + Serve as primary point of contact for judges in your topic area and programs; facilitate nominee evaluation and honoree selection by juries of expert scientists, conducted both online and in-person. + Prepare multimedia materials for broad audiences that explain the impact of the honorees? complex scientific research. + Conceptualize and develop scientific programming for international symposia that showcase honoree research for scientific and lay audiences. + Work with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Program Leads, other team members, Academy's operations team, affiliated partners, and other vendors as needed to develop and execute domestic and international award ceremonies and other program events.Collaborate across Academy departments to identify potential opportunities for ongoing honoree engagement in additional Academy initiatives and publications. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES: + Develop an understanding of the Academy, its mission, strategy, and programs. + Serve as an ambassador for the Awards program portfolio, and the Academy as a whole, through public inquiries and networking opportunities. + Keep abreast of scientific advances relevant to program subject areas. + Facilitate judging processes in your topic areas, including the rationale applied to all stages of honoree selection and the recruitment of judges, ensuring the highest ethical standards are applied to all aspects of the nominations and judging process. + Prepare and review multimedia materials that explain the complex scientific concepts and impact of the honorees? award-winning research to broad audiences across various platforms, including: program websites, social media platforms, brochures, magazine articles, and press releases, as well as in short films, scripted speeches, and slide presentations showcased at awards ceremonies, symposia, and related events. + Work with Awards team, external key opinion leaders, and program sponsors to develop content and program materials for symposia that showcase honorees; moderate scientific sessions and panel discussions as required. + Assist with copywriting and copyediting of general promotional materials; work with the Academy?s marketing team to identify relevant outlets for awards and event promotion. + Track the major scientific and career milestones achieved by honorees and help to promote them and their work through our social media channels and other outlets as appropriate. + Work with Program Leads and sponsors to manage compliance, Sunshine Act, fiscal, and other reporting requirements. + Work with CSO, Program Leads, and sponsors to continuously evaluate and strive to improve the awards processes and implementation. + Provide general support and other duties as assigned by the Program Leads SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None REQUIREMENTS: + PhD required in an appropriate subject area of life sciences or biomedicine: Experience in neuroscience, gastroenterology, regenerative medicine, or oncology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology techniques a plus. + One (1) to three (3) years postdoctoral research experience in an academic, industry, scientific publishing, or related setting. + Outstanding oral and written communication skills. + Experience, ability, and comfort in dealing with complex scientific information beyond own area of expertise. + Experience with grant writing and program management a plus. + Experience in global academic ecosystems outside of the US a plus. + Ability to work with multiple teams across departments and to manage multiple parallel projects with tight deadlines. WORK SCHEDULE: The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted. International travel (5%) to the United Kingdom, Israel, and Japan will be required. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. Examples world be lifting files, opening filling cabinets and bending or standing as necessary. EEOC STATEMENT: The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity and equal consideration will be afforded to all personnel actions involving applicants and employees, including (but not limited to) recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, job assignments, working conditions, rates of pay or other compensation, discipline, transfer and layoff, or termination. HOW TO APPLY: Applications must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
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