Program Manager, Innovative Medicines Accelerator

California, United States
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Program Professional I

Job Family: Administration
Job Series: Academic Program Professional
Job Code: 4111
Grade: H
Exemption: Exempt

The Stanford Innovative Medicines Accelerator (IMA) aims to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries at Stanford University into new therapeutics that impact human health. We are seeking highly motivated scientists to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries at Stanford University into novel medicines that improve human health. You should have a scientific background, familiarity with the process of drug discovery and development, and excellent time management and organizational skills. You are a proactive self-starter, are comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.

In this position, you will be a member of the Stanford ChEM-H operations team supporting the new Innovative Medicine Accelerator at Stanford University. You will work closely with faculty, industry partners, and internal stakeholders to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of a series of alliances and research initiatives. You will play a critical role in coordinating the technical and operational staff supporting the program, faculty leadership, and other key stakeholders. You will work with internal and external partners to realize the goals of this bold translational research program.  Each day will bring a new set of objectives as you:

  • Coordinate a portfolio of complex research programs within IMA including managing data, establishing processes and policies, and making recommendations to faculty and leadership for program improvements.
  • Collect and analyze data about assigned programs and projects and formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the programs within set timelines.
  • Leverage research expertise to make operational and technical suggestions.
  • Regularly update leadership on program successes and challenges, and leverage resources to progress toward the translational research goals of multiple projects.
  • Write and edit content for both technical and non-technical audiences, including summarization of research results for philanthropic and external partners.
  • Represent the program as the key contact and subject matter expert to external partners and within the University; develop communications for internal and external constituencies. 
  • Organize regular program meetings and advisory meetings and facilitate efficient communication between the different research teams participating in the program.
  • Analyze expenses and monitor budgets and program finances, making recommendations on funding plans based on data trends and assisting participating research groups with finance requests.
  • Orient and provide mentorship to new staff and trainees involved with the program.

*Please note this position will require the following:

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • Some local travel
  • Occasional overnight travel within CA and out of state.

To be successful in this position, you will bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, biology or a related scientific discipline.
  • Two or more years of relevant research experience; or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, synthetic biology, chemical or bioengineering, or a related scientific field.
  • Research experience related to translational drug discovery.
  • Prior experience in technical and nontechnical writing.
  • Familiarity with funding agencies and academic research funding sources

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in this specific position.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4111
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 87295