Job Description

Requisition Number 05449
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Center Administrator - Center for Viral Systems Biology
Position Summary:

The Center Administrator will lead and oversee the operations of the Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB).

  • Directs and oversees all administrative, financial and operation areas of the Center.
  • Oversees the daily operations of CViSB and provides input on overall strategy and research directions.
  • Oversees budget and draft reports for the NIH.
  • Develops an effective online communication strategy for the center; disseminates the mission of CViSB to the general public and a broad audience of scientists.
  • Assists with writing scientific papers and other short pieces (e.g. blog posts, articles, etc.) to highlight the research being performed by the center.
  • Organizes all aspects of Center-related scientific meetings and workshops on a regional, national or international basis including inviting outside guests, coordinating dates, calendaring and tracking events, preparing and distributing relevant communication, and coordinating logistics for catering, A/V (audio/video) set up.
  • Provides direction and input for operational policies, procedures and compliance.
  • Works closely with the Principal Investigator to prepare annual project reports and assists with strategic planning processes to ensure optimal resources for success.
  • Works closely with funding agencies for collaborative financial reporting and grants administration.
  • Supports overall budgeting and planning, including annual planning and forecasting, financial reporting for all programs, ensure that programs meet budgets, identifying financial shortfalls, overspending, providing necessary expense justification and reconciling accounts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:

Manager for the Center for Viral Systems Biology (CViSB).

The Andersen lab is working on diverse projects using computational genomics approaches and high-throughput experiments to study emerging viruses and the outbreaks the cause, including Lassa, Ebola, West Nile, and Zika. We use an integrated approach of fieldwork in West Africa, technology development, and computational biology to investigate these viruses.

We recently received a U19 Center grant from NIAID and we’re looking for a person to help Dr. Andersen lead and oversee the operations of CViSB. This is a truly exciting opportunity for a person with a broad skill set and a passion for global health.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and concise writing example (article, blog post, essay, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field or the equivalent background and experience.
  • Coursework or an additional degree in English, journalism, creative writing or similar highly desired.
  • Some relevant work experience in a similar environment.
  • Strong writing and editing skills in a scientific discipline.
  • Familiarity with budgets and other financials.
  • Experience managing complex collaborations preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse set of scientists and students.
  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as well as the ability to learn other software programs specific to department.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: $51,792 to $64,813
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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