About the New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists is a landmark national award for young scientists 42 years of age or younger. Established in 2007, the program recognizes and supports early-career scientists who have made innovative advances in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. The awards are managed by the Academy and funded by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, an active supporter of numerous leading educational, scientific, and cultural institutions throughout the United States and the world. The Blavatnik Family Foundation was founded by Len Blavatnik, an American industrialist and chairman of Access Industries — a privately-held, global industrial group.
Until 2013, the Blavatnik Awards were limited to young scientists in the New York Tri-State area. However, due to the tremendous importance and success of the program, the Academy, with the support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, expanded the geographical coverage of the awards in 2014 to include scientists nationally from across all of the United States.
In 2017, the Academy, with the support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will be creating two new sets of awards to include young faculty-rank scientists in the United Kingdom and Israel. We are seeking a Physical Sciences and Engineering Program Manager to handle nominations and other programmatic aspects in this very important international expansion.
For more information about the Academy and the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, visit www.blavatnikawards.org.
JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
DEPARTMENT: Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
REPORTS TO: Director, Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Topic-Area Specialist in Physical Sciences/Engineering, you will be responsible for and participate in multiple phases of the awards process as well as partner with the Director and the rest of the team in the stewardship of the awards. The awards are on a yearly cycle, and there will be different demands on your time with each phase: from playing a role in the establishment and launch of the new awards, to assessing a broad range of nominations, explaining the honorees’ work to a non-specialist audience, and interacting with previous honorees at our yearly symposium and awards ceremonies, to name just a few.
Throughout the year you will work with great scientists and be exposed to some of the most outstanding science in the world, whilst “driving the next generation of scientific innovation”.
The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package to both full-time and part-time staff that includes affordable health care insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, and liberal vacation time and holiday schedule.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must include a resume and cover letter, salary requirements and writing sample(s)