NIF Group Lead
University of California - San Diego - La Jolla, CA

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Lead activities related to the development, maintenance and continued growth of the Neuroscience Information Framework. Develop a vision and plan for research and development activities in this area, in conjunction with other groups, as well as UCSD and national-level researchers in this area. Provide project management leadership in this area and participate in the planning of future enhancements. Lead and manage all aspects of the project, including development, curation, outreach, reporting and dissemination. Develop and maintain project plans. Represent the NIF project at national and international meetings. Lead, develop, and submit original research proposals to government and corporate agencies to secure additional funding for the NIF project. Author or co-author NIF publications including scientific articles, position papers, reviews and blogs. Lead and mentor training and outreach activities at major meetings. Coordinate with the project PI’s, the subcontractors and various working group leads to ensure that deliverables specified in the contract are delivered on time. Manage required progress reports and planning documents as specified in the contract.

  • Expertise in Neuroinformatics and Biomedical Curation.
  • Ph.D. in Biology or Neuroscience plus a strong background in Informatics, especially databases.
  • Significant experience in managing research projects and leading and motivating a team of professional scientists and technical staff.
  • Experience in preparing proposals for securing funding from governmental or non-governmental agencies.
  • Successful development, writing, and publication of multi-authored professional publications and other written materials, e.g., blogs, white papers.
  • Innovative approaches to broadening NIF collaborations and knowledge/use of NIF through interactions with resource providers at meetings or other venues.
  • Experience in training/teaching. Demonstrated skills in goal setting and goal attainment. Experience working in a complex research organization featuring matrix reporting and/or multiple sites.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Writing skills appropriate to the creation of clear and persuasive scientific proposals and clear communications to colleagues in computational science, IT, and allied fields, as well as to technical and clerical employees. Oral skills that lend themselves to clear and persuasive presentations to peer review groups, funding organizations, industry and other sponsoring agencies.

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