Genomics & Synthetic Biology Workshop/Consortium Developer – JIMB
The Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology (JIMB) is recruiting a highly motivated and well-networked scientist with exceptional communication skills and deep technical expertise in biological science and technology to co-develop, co-facilitate, and co-lead the JIMB workshops; support existing consortia, and develop new ones.
JIMB, set on the Stanford University campus, is a new model of science collaboration amongst .com/.edu/.gov. We work at the intersection of these group’s interests: creating standards and measurement tools for 21st Century bioscience. JIMB is a partnership between the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Stanford University to develop and host foundational science and technology development at the frontiers of biological knowledge. The JIMB model builds on successful NIST initiatives, bringing together projects like NIST’s Genome in a Bottle Consortium with SLAC technology and operational expertise, and Stanford innovation.
We’re hosting an ongoing series of targeted workshops in genomics and synthetic biology to engage interested stakeholders across all sectors, from basic scientists to regulators to technology developers to industrial innovators. Hosting workshops and convening collaborative consortia is a principal way for JIMB to interact with the community and develop programs. These workshops identify knowledge gaps, establish research roadmaps, convene collaborations, and create scientific community. Each workshop results in a broadly shared workshop summary, often coupled to “whitepapers” on research and measurement needs. Particular workshops will develop, publish, and promulgate actionable roadmaps.
Workshop and consortium development and support includes leadership as well as operational and logistical responsibilities. Responsibilities include scheduling workshops and meetings; outreach and networking with speakers and key stakeholders; promotion of workshops to potential attendees; establishing and maintaining relationships with academic leaders at Stanford and other institutions, at NIST and other federal agencies, and in the commercial sector; and logistical work as needed to arrange hosting of events.
Sample workshop reports and summaries are available on the JIMB website, http://jimb.stanford.edu/overview/ .
Your specific responsibilities include:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
• Other duties may also be assigned.