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Science Program Officer
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Science
Updated on 1/26/2023
Experience Level
  • At least five years of post-degree, independent teaching and/or research experience in bioengineering, biomedical, life sciences or a related field
  • Leadership and supervisory experience in a research laboratory or in another area of scientific practice
  • Advanced degree in a life sciences or engineering discipline, Ph.D
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development of programs and/or funding in DEI in scientific research as well as an understanding of the systemic issues facing Black, Latinx, Indigenous communities, and other communities of color in academic and scientific research settings, preferably with lived experience in the area
  • At least five years of experience in program or project management, ideally in initiatives to support participation or inclusion from underrepresented and underserved communities, cross-functional teams and collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a budget and proven ability to navigate complex organizations and processes to deliver results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and work with stakeholders from different backgrounds and at different career stages
  • Develop a strategy and further implement a program of DEI in Science by clearly understanding the current state of support for diversity in science and assessing emerging needs and opportunities
  • Partner closely with other Science Program Officers to ensure that all DEI programs are pointed toward tangible scientific progress, and conversely that all programs in Science are viewed through the lens of DEI and ensure underrepresented and underserved groups are both participating in and benefiting from our work
  • Represent our program to the outside community; interact with grantees, design and manage the review process, manage the communication channels, and co-design grantee convenings and program workshops. Interact with scientists from underrepresented groups, professional societies for underrepresented scientists, minority-serving colleges and universities, and other funding agencies
  • Partner with the CZI-wide effort in DEI to ensure alignment of Science work with organizational goals
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team to develop systems, processes and metrics to establish both short-term and longer-term impact of our DEI grantmaking programs
  • Serve as a thought leader by engaging intellectually with the scientific community and other relevant stakeholders, and identify new opportunities for collaboration or grantmaking, by attending conferences, and establishing working relationships with leading external scientists
  • Identify growth opportunities for team members and establish a collaborative, inclusive, and intellectually rigorous team culture
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