The Program Director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (UPBI) will work with UPBI faculty, as well as the Schools of Health Sciences and University-wide advancement and communications staff to plan and implement UPBI programs. These programs include a robust seed-funding program, BRAINstorm Meetings, BRAIN day, as well as internal meetings and activities designed to get faculty working effectively on large-scale funding opportunities. The Program Director will also work with UPBI leadership to identify and shape priorities of federal and nonfederal funding agencies, nominate UPBI faculty for advisory committees, and communicate about UPBI initiatives to ensure that UPBI faculty are involved in shaping national research priorities. The Program Director will also help support faculty working on writing white papers and position papers that seek to shape the federal agenda of brain science.
In supporting the planning and organization of meetings designed to set the agenda for national priorities in brain science research, the Program Director will coordinate these meetings and the deliverables that result and help to develop the communications strategy and materials for UPBI. The Program Director will work to identify ways in which the work and ideas of UPBI faculty can be most effectively communicated with audiences outside of academia. This task will require communicating with diverse internal and external groups, including groups from other academic institutions, corporations and government.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Mater's or a doctorate degree in a scientific field preferred.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.