The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Training & Policy Associate who will provide support for SfN's scientific training and neuroscience workforce development training programs. This will include, but is not limited to, in-person and online training events.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Assists in planning and executing multiple scientific training programs at SfN's annual meetings, including, but not limited to: Short Courses, Professional Development Workshops, the Graduate School Fair, Meet the Experts sessions, and the Local Leaders Reception.
- Assists in planning and executing online, year-round scientific training programming hosted on Neuronline, including, but not limited to: webcasts; written articles; virtual events, such as conferences and town-hall meetings; and other events, as developed.
- Provides year-round committee support and assists in planning and executing bi-annual meetings of the Neuroscience Training Committee and an annual meeting of the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Advisory Committee.
- Coordinates the interaction between SfN, the Neuroscience Training Committee, and external neuroscience department and program (Institutional Program, or IP) members on issues related to membership approvals and renewals. Maintains accurate membership records for IP members in SfN's membership management system.
- Monitors developments in biomedical workforce and training policy, and assists the Training team identify potential opportunities for SfN engagement with and membership communication related to neuroscience workforce and training opportunities and policies.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a science related field. Neuroscience background, and/or graduate education is a plus.
- 1 -2 years of relevant experience.
- Previous experience in administering scientific training programs preferred.
- Familiarity with scientific education and research training preferred.
- Project management and/or event planning experience preferred.
- Ability to organize multiple projects, with sometimes competing deadlines.
- Ability to interface with members of the scientific community at all career stages.
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.
The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.