The Tan-Yang Center for Autism Research at Harvard aims to understand the biological basis of nervous system development as it relates to autism spectrum disorder. We are seeking a Program Manager who will be responsible for planning scientific events and outreach activities, running a postdoctoral fellowship program, managing a website, newsletter, and social media, developing new community-building activities, and liaising with the related scientific and administrative units at Harvard University, as well as our sister Center at the McGovern Institute at MIT. This individual would serve as a convening force bringing together bench scientists from different member labs, and also building bridges between these academic researchers and autism awareness and advocacy organizations. Applicants with a passion for connecting diverse groups of people and fostering community engagement are encouraged to apply.
Job Specific Duties:
- Event-related duties will include organizing regular scientific meetings for Center labs and postdoctoral fellows, annual retreat and symposia, journal clubs, outreach lectures, guest speaker visits, and scientific advisory board meetings.
- Communications-related duties will include managing center website, newsletter, mailing list, and social media, gathering and synthesizing scientific reports from members labs, and writing reports on Center outreach activities for advisory board and donors.
- Liaising duties will include working with the finance office to track and manage Center funds, development office on stewardship, sister Center on joint programming, and advisory board members on annual meetings. The Program Manager will also work to integrate the Center’s new ventures with existing neuroscience activities of the Department of Neurobiology and Harvard Brain Science Initiative.
- Other duties will include administering the postdoctoral fellowship program and any internship programs offered by the Center. This may include managing an application and review process and coordinating educational activities, housing, logistics, and social activities for summer students.
- The Program Manager may also be asked to assist faculty with grant applications or support the work of other centers, programs, or initiatives associated with the Department of Neurobiology and Harvard Brain Science Initiative.
- This position will report jointly to the Department of Neurobiology and Harvard Brain Science Initiative Liaisons for the Tan-Yang Center, with dotted line to Faculty Directors of the Center.