[Comp-neuro] Job offer: INCF Scientific Program Officer

Raphael Ritz raphael.ritz at incf.org
Fri Feb 10 13:51:50 CET 2012

[sorry for the cross post]

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) seeks
a Scientific Program Officer

Job Description
INCF coordinates collaborative neuroinformatics infrastructure and
promotes the sharing of data and computing resources to the
international research community. We also aim to foster scientific
interaction through information flow within our global network;
valuate neuroinformatics activities and infrastructures; and to
facilitate training in neuroinformatics. The INCF Secretariat is
hosted by Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

We are now looking for a scientific program officer with a strong
background in neuroscience and/or neuroinformatics to play a key role
in managing at least one of our scientific programs. The INCF
scientific programs represent long-term strategic undertakings to
address issues of high importance to the neuroscience community. Main
responsibilities will include strategic and tactical planning of INCF
scientific programs, facilitating communication within and between
programs, engaging stakeholders, and managing the program projects by
documenting progress, and establishing and managing related
contracts. Tasks include planning of and attendance at task force
meetings, coordinating of semi-annual reports and maintenance of
program-related sections ofwww.incf.org. This position is full-time,
based at Karolinska Institute, and involves travel and some irregular
working hours due to collaborators in different time-zones.

The successful candidate should have the ability to balance
perspectives, prioritize and maintain focus of the program. He or she
must be able and comfortable communicating with scientists of various
levels of seniority. For this position, a solid neuroscience
background is required, with experience in neuroinformatics and
experience as a program officer being highly advantageous. Fluency in
written and spoken English is required.
The position is a one year contract, tentatively from May 1, 2012 to
May 1, 2013, with a possibility for prolongation.

The candidate must be a stress-hardy and creative individual, able to
deliver excellent work to short deadlines as well as handle complex
long-term projects and multiple conflicting deadlines. The candidate
should be comfortable working alone and in collaboration with others.

Required skills:
-  Post-graduate degree in neuroscience and experience in a research
    environment in a relevant area of neuroscience or neuroinformatics,
    such as computational neuroscience, neuroimaging or ontological
-  fluency in spoken and written English
-  excellent organizational, communication and social skills

Desired skills:
-  project or program management, and budgeting experience
-  knowledge of neuroinformatics

Applications should be marked “Program officer” and include:
-  A complete CV
-  2 letters of reference

Applications and inquiries should be sent in English as soon as
possible tojobs at incf.org.
Applications should be received by the Secretariat latest March 12, 2012.

For more information please contact:
Karin Buzzi-Donato Head of INCF Administration +46 (0)8 52487027

Dr. Raphael Ritz
Scientific Officer

International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Karolinska Institutet
Nobels väg 15 A
SE-171 77  Stockholm

Email: raphael.ritz at incf.org
Phone: +46 8 524 87017
Fax: +46 8 524 87150
web: www.incf.org

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