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Job Opportunity: Scientific Program Officer, Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), Hybrid NYC Office or Remote

Posted by on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in Job Opportunities .

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is the world’s leading non-governmental, non-profit funder of lupus research. Over the past 20 years, the LRA has invested over $250 million in lupus research in more than 560 research and clinical studies. More recently, the LRA established an affiliate organization, Lupus Therapeutics (LT), which is responsible for the coordination, conduct and management of a North American-based clinical trial consortium, the Lupus Clinical Investigators Network (LuCIN).

Position Overview
The Scientific Program Officer will play a key role in planning and managing the Lupus
Research Alliance’s research grants and collaborative projects. The incumbent will contribute
to determining programmatic priorities and funding levels, as well as track research progress
of funded grants. The Scientific Program Officer is responsible for preparing analyses of
research requirements and coordinating related committees and programs. This position will
liaise with scientists from academia, industry, and government agencies to drive LRA’s research mission.

• Plan and manage the review of grant applications, including preparation of requests for
applications, summary statements, budget oversight, and assisting in grant activations
• Communicate with researchers to provide information appropriate to the grant application
and review process
• Monitor and evaluate ongoing research grants and contracts, including establishment of
guidelines for determining progress and impact of these programs. Assess scientific
progress reports and assist in evaluating program impact and determining program
• Manage collaborative projects with academia and industry
• Support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of the LRA by
understanding the strategic priorities of the research department and being a key driver of
their implementation
• Follow and develop standard research procedures and maintain records to comply with
regulatory requirements
• Ensure that the confidentiality and data privacy/security of all information is maintained
• Participate in both internal and external stakeholder meetings. Develop and deliver
presentations as required and provide input and suggestions to other departmental
presentations and meetings
• Perform other research-team related functions in support of a hands-on, highly productive
team in support of department and organizational goals, as required

Required Credentials & Qualifications
• PhD or equivalent
• Minimum of five years of work experience following the attainment of the highest
degree awarded
• Expertise in immunology is strongly preferred
• Proficiency in developing scientific reports, manuscripts, presentations, and budgets
• Grants management experience is a plus
• Candidates are expected to have a high level of proficiency in general business
applications including Microsoft Office
• Ability to travel
Skills & Competencies
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate with scientific
peers and the public
• Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and an enthusiasm for handling diverse
• Effectively able to multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment;
highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure
• Team player who can build excellent working relationships both internally and externally
• Superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV/resume.

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