Managing Dir, Kavli Inst. for Neuroscience & Dir. Scientific Communications, Dept. of Neuroscience

New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Salary Commensurate with Experience
August 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We have an open position for a scientist with excellent organizational, communication and writing skills, and expertise with information technology, to help shape and support the scientific activities of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and the Department of Neuroscience at Yale.

Duties of the position include: assist in strategic planning for Kavli activities and funding opportunities; organize Kavli scientific events; translate scientific advances at Yale to a broader audience in various formats including social media content, articles, and press releases; manage Departmental and Kavli web sites; and assist faculty in the identification of funding sources and the preparation of grant applications. He/she will be embedded in the intellectual environment of a very strong and collaborative neuroscience research community, whose focus spans from molecular and cellular neuroscience to system and cognitive neuroscience. 

The applicant should have a PhD degree in a biological discipline, with a preference for neuroscience; postdoctoral experience and/or experience as an independent investigator is preferred but not required. Experience in scientific writing and outreach is highly desirable. Outstanding communication and organizational skills, enthusiasm for working with others, a drive to learn and a passion for neuroscience is required.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three writing examples, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation that should include comments on communication and writing skills. All application materials should be submitted electronically to  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled with priority given to those applications received by October 15, 2018.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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