Executive Director of Research

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
April 24 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences seeks an Executive Director of Research to play a leading role in the new Quantitative Biology Initiative, a multi-disciplinary research initiative that develops and uses new technologies, statistical methods, and mathematical modeling for the integrative analysis of biological systems. The Executive Director will report to the Faculty Directors and the Dean of Science.

In close collaboration with the Scientific Directors, the Executive Director of Research will develop, communicate, and foster the Initiative's strategic vision; partner with FAS and the Development Office to raise funds; help coordinate and write grant proposals; and provide outreach to faculty within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the University. The Executive Director will be responsible for fostering a community of scientists by overseeing the organization of scientific meetings, workshops, and joint lab meetings. The Executive Director of Research will serve as the chief operating officer of the Initiative and will oversee its financial, facilities, and human resource functions.


Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics or in Biology and related fields and 5+ years experience in research/scientific environment.

Additional Qualifications

  • Broad scientific background with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with scientific audiences.
  • Ability to foster and manage strong, successful working relationships with a broad constituency of faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows, administrators, funding agencies, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in scientific writing. Effectiveness in writing grant proposals will be considered favorably. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a program of similar scope and complexity.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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