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Program Director

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 07/13/2017
Working Title Program Director
Job Classification Administrator V
Department Name 35308-Med-Systems Neuroscience Institute (SNI)
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0131755
Hiring Range $62,556.00 - $102,180.00
Position Description

The Program Director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (UPBI) will work with UPBI faculty, as well as the Schools of Health Sciences and University-wide advancement and communications staff to plan and implement UPBI programs. These programs include a robust seed-funding program, BRAINstorm Meetings, BRAIN day, as well as internal meetings and activities designed to get faculty working effectively on large-scale funding opportunities. The Program Director will also work with UPBI leadership to identify and shape priorities of federal and nonfederal funding agencies, nominate UPBI faculty for advisory committees, and communicate about UPBI initiatives to ensure that UPBI faculty are involved in shaping national research priorities. The Program Director will also help support faculty working on writing white papers and position papers that seek to shape the federal agenda of brain science.

In supporting the planning and organization of meetings designed to set the agenda for national priorities in brain science research, the Program Director will coordinate these meetings and the deliverables that result and help to develop the communications strategy and materials for UPBI. The Program Director will work to identify ways in which the work and ideas of UPBI faculty can be most effectively communicated with audiences outside of academia. This task will require communicating with diverse internal and external groups, including groups from other academic institutions, corporations and government.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Mater’s or a doctorate degree in a scientific field preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae