Executive Director (0378U) #22622
Ctr for Emerg & Neglected Dis
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The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) at UC Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary research alliance that fosters innovation in the fight against infectious diseases and poverty. The Center supports a network of approximately 60 faculty affiliates at Berkeley and UCSF, with expertise in the biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, public health, law, and the social sciences.
CEND is recruiting an Executive Director to develop and implement the Center's programs and to work with the Faculty Directors to expand the vision of CEND. Current activities include annual symposium and research competitions, undergraduate and graduate fellowships, international trainings and conferences, regional scientific meetings, visiting scholar programs and topical working groups. The center serves as a hub for international health sciences research at Berkeley and as a coordinating body for infectious disease research in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The CEND Executive Director will also work closely with the Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative (IVRI) Director to implement the new initiative, sponsored by a three-year $7.5m research agreement with Aduro Biotech Inc.
Directs and administers all programmatic, planning, financial, and administrative aspects of The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) at UC Berkeley, which is a multi-disciplinary research alliance that fosters innovation in the fight against infectious diseases and poverty. Manages, trains, and develops staff for CEND. Oversees the planning and implementation of training programs, seminar series, international meetings and other events. Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly. Administers requests for proposals (RFPs) for CEND and IVRI projects.
Identifies and pursues funding opportunities and revenue streams.
Contributes to the Center's fundraising efforts with private donors and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with campus development staff.
Develops, writes, and coordinates submission of grant proposals to support the Center's activities, including institutional training grants and multi-investigator program project grants.
Liaise with potential industry partners, for example by coordinating campus meetings with faculty, participating in off--campus meetings, and conducting direct outreach. Cultivate new alliances that support infectious disease research and training at UC Berkeley.
Generate Center publicity through development of print materials, website, and outreach to news media for coverage.
Foster new relationships between UC Berkeley and UCSF faculty and with their counterparts at developing country universities or institutes.
Assists in developing research, participates in professional conferences and provides public relations support.
Serves on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning. Staff the Center's External Advisory Board, prepare annual reports, and coordinate annual meetings.
Facilitates efforts of various campus departments, managers, and outside constituencies to ensure interdisciplinary program collaboration between UCB, UCSF, universities in other countries, and various institutes).
Academic background and experience in scientific research.
Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices, including grant writing and management.
Advanced degree in related area (biological sciences, bioengineering, chemistry, epidemiology, or another relevant discipline) and/or equivalent experience/training
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Advanced ability to think creatively and independently about concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
Highly skilled fundraising experience.
The person holding this position should be familiar with scientific research and training in academic settings and be able to report on the outcomes of this program in reports, scientific meetings, grant proposals and non-technical communication.
Familiarity with the major foundations, donors, product development partnerships, advocacy groups, and technical organizations involved in neglected disease R&D and global health (e.g. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
Experience working on global health research challenges and/or conducting biomedical and health sciences research in less developed settings abroad.
Familiarity with the major challenges in infectious disease biology, host-pathogen research, vaccinology, drug discovery, and/or diagnostics development. Qualified to support scientific grant writing in these areas.
Experience networking and collaborating with a broad range of scientists in low- and middle- income countries, for example through relationships with Wellcome, Pasteur, CDC-affiliated research institutions, or top universities abroad.
Fluency with industry norms in the biotech sector, particularly past experience working in biotech/pharma or working with industry partners. Familiarity with processes involved in translational research and/or regulatory approval.
Experience managing a scientific program in an academic or industry setting, or with a product-development partnership organization (PDP), or as a program officer at a foundation or government agency funding global health research
Salary & Benefits
Annual Salary Range: $84,500.00 - $130,000.00, depending upon skills and experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Position will remain open until filled.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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