Project Director, Ethics

Washington D.C.
June 15 2021
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Full Time
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Project Director, Ethics

Regular Full timeManagement
Requisition ID: 1502
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Director, Ethics to join our Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL). AAAS’s mission includes to “promote and defend the integrity of science and its use.” AAAS and SRHRL have a distinguished track record in promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering, and in monitoring and assessing the ethical issues related to emerging areas of scientific research and technological development. Our vision of scientific responsibility is a broad one, encompassing traditional notions of research ethics, as well as broader understandings of the social responsibilities of scientists and engineers. Your role will be to lead SRHRL’s activities in the field of scientific responsibility, with the opportunity to influence the vision and direction of the Program in this area. You will report to the Program Director, SRHRL.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

What You’ll Do

  • Identify contemporary developments in the policy and practice of scientific responsibility and opportunities for intervention and impact
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, and steward funds and funder relationships
  • Design and manage programmatic activities, including research design and implementation, stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and evaluation of impact
  • Conduct strategic outreach and communication, and cultivate partnerships and alliances with external organizations and other key stakeholders
  • Identify and leverage opportunities for collaboration across programmatic activities
  • Develop and disseminate publications, reports, and communication materials 
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Advance Degree minimum 
  • 5+ years’ experience in scientific responsibility, particularly research integrity, research misconduct, and the social responsibilities of scientists
  • 2+ years’ experience in financial management, budgeting and successful grant proposal development 
  • Recognized expertise within the field as evidenced by publications, academic or other appointments, or other relevant professional recognition
  • Experience in program development and management
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary context with a diversity of collaborators
  • Demonstrated effective and successful leadership abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Application Process 

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by July 14, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview. 

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.