We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Director, Ethics to join our Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL). You will report to the Program Director, SRHRL, focus on the area of scientific responsibility, and work to define and implement a vision for SRHRL’s activities in this specific area. AAAS’s mission includes to “promote and defend the integrity of science and its use.” AAAS and SRHRL have a distinguished track record in promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering, and in monitoring and assessing the ethical issues related to emerging areas of scientific research and technological development.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You’ll Do
Create and implement a strategic vision for the organization around scientific responsibility
Advise Program Director and AAAS about the promotion and defense of the integrity of science and its use, including identification of contemporary developments in the policy and practice of scientific responsibility and opportunities for intervention and impact
Design, implement, and manage programmatic activities, including fundraising, grants and contract development, serving as principal investigator, supervising associated staff and interns, monitoring grant budgets, and reporting
Work with colleagues in the program to identify and leverage opportunities for collaboration across projects
Conduct strategic outreach and communication, including representing AAAS at domestic and international meetings, workshops and conferences
Develop and disseminate publications, reports, and communication materials
Cultivate partnerships and alliances with external organizations and other key stakeholders
Monitor and evaluate focus area impact
Additional duties as assigned
Ph.D. or JD required
10+ years’ experience in scientific responsibility, particularly research integrity, research misconduct, and the social responsibilities of scientists
5+ years’ experience in financial, budgeting, and grant proposal development
Recognized achievement within the field as evidenced by publications, academic or other appointments, or other relevant professional recognition
Experience in program development and management
Experience working in a multidisciplinary context with a diversity of collaborators
Demonstrated effective and successful leadership abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by December 7, 2018, via the following link; http://bit.ly/2zBtRGP. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
Internal Number: 1287
Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international, nonprofit organization
dedicated to advancing science, engineering and innovation for the benefit of all people. With more than 120,000
individual members in more than 91 countries, AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading
publisher of cutting-edge research through the Science family of journals. As one of the top voices for science worldwide,
we spearhead initiatives in policy, international cooperation and diplomacy, STEM education, public engagement, and
more. We strive to promote and defend the integrity of science and its use, provide a voice for science on societal issues,
and strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce. More information is available at www.aaas.org.