SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM MANAGER
Looking for an exciting career in nutrition, food safety, or sustainability outside of the lab?
Want a great place to grow your career via collaboration with worldwide thought-leaders from government, academia, industry, and NGOs?
Seeking an opportunity to apply your leadership and program management skills while applying science to real-world challenges?
ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment by collaborating with worldwide leading scientists from academia, government, industry, and NGOs to identify and resolve precompetitive scientific issues of common concern. ILSI has established 12 Entities worldwide to foster public-private scientific partnerships and address knowledge gaps to benefit public good.
ILSI Global, based in Washington, D.C., is establishing a new ILSI Global Research Program and is looking for a motivated Ph.D. looking for an opportunity to develop and expand their leadership skillset by supporting and helping manage this new program.
Successful candidates will have a passion for fostering creative and rigorous scientific collaborations that pool expertise, resources, and technical input from a diverse base of stakeholders. The ILSI Global Scientific Manager will be working closely with the ILSI Global Executive Director to ensure that the ILSI Global Research Program is linked to complement ILSI Entities activities and interests and to create linkages and collaborations with ILSI Entities where feasible and other international organizations. ILSI Global offers the opportunity to work with internationally recognized scientists from government, academia, industry, and NGOs. This responsible position requires leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team to help realize ILSI Global’s mission to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.
This position works in Washington, D.C., and reports to the ILSI Global Executive Director.
- Provides scientific, strategic, management, and administrative support to collaborative scientific committees involving academic, government, nonprofit, and private sector scientists.
- Works with program/committee members to design and execute scientific research programs, publications, workshops, and potential training.
- Prepares and monitors committee budgets, assists with communications (technical and non-technical), supports fundraising, facilitates workshops and meetings, and contributes to overall ILSI Global strategy and outreach.
- Ph.D. in a scientific field such as nutrition, food and water safety, environment and consumer science, and a minimum of 3 years of experience in project management.
- Strong facilitation skills and the ability to work with groups, meeting virtually or in person.
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills, outstanding management, and organizational ability.
- Experience with grant applications.
- Published in peer-reviewed journals.
- Willingness to work on topics outside of immediate field of expertise.
Expertise in any/all of the following areas preferred:
- Food and Water Safety
- Consumer Science
To achieve its mission, ILSI brings together scientists from government, academia, and the life sciences industry. Participation of scientists from multiple sectors in addressing public health issues, together with the requirement that all ILSI activities must be directed to and carried out in an objective manner for the benefit of the public health, is a fundamental aspect of ILSI’s identity. ILSI’s commitment to multisector participation is reflected in ILSI’s bylaw provisions regarding the Board of Trustees, whose membership is set at an odd number, of whom at least half must be public sector trustees, with the remainder being private sector trustees.
Every project ILSI undertakes has a primary public purpose and benefit. Unlike trade associations, ILSI does not lobby or express explicit positions on legislation.
ILSI specializes in convening scientists from the public and private sectors to collaborate in a neutral forum to address critical and emerging scientific issues. This convening of intellectual expertise and pooling of financial resources ensures that only quality, impactful science is pursued.
Across the global ILSI network, our leadership is comprised of some of the world’s most esteemed scientists from dozens of government and non-governmental agencies, universities, and large and small food, beverage and life sciences companies.
Scientific integrity is critical to developing sound science for public good. ILSI’s policies and model of pooling experts, experience, and funding helps to manage bias in scientific discovery because no single interest dominates. Through ILSI North America’s Assembly on Scientific Integrity, ILSI has been a recognized leader in this space for over a decade, developing and publishing its eight core principles of scientific integrity in 2009 and publishing guidelines on public-private partnerships in 2012.
Individuals interested in applying for this position should send their resume and cover letter to Careers@ilsi.org
Principals only, please. Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be considered. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Learn more about us at www.ILSI.org.