The Training & Policy Associate is part of a mission driven and engaged team that will function as the logistical contact and provide programmatic support for various scientific working groups, projects, and training programs. This will also include in-person and digital training events. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is excited about gaining exposure to neuroscience and scientific training.
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 staffing the Training section of the SfN exhibit booth.
Assists in planning and executing digital, year-round scientific training programming hosted on Neuronline, including, but not limited to: virtual conferences, digital scientific training resources, webinars, written articles, online community chats, and other events, as developed.
Provides year-round committee support and assists in planning and executing the bi-annual meetings of the Neuroscience Training Committee, the annual meeting of the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop Advisory Committee, and the annual, in-person rehearsal for the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop faculty.
Coordinates the interaction between SfN, the Neuroscience Training Committee, and external neuroscience departments and programs (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.
Supports the grants management and execution of SfN initiatives supported by external funding, including, but not limited to the Neurobiology of Disease Workshop and training efforts related to scientific rigor.
As needed, 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 (e.g. MS or PhD in neuroscience or a related field) is a plus.
2 years of relevant experience.
Previous experience in administering scientific training programs preferred.
Familiarity with scientific education and research training 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.
Internal Number: 155.1
About Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.