Job Opportunity: SFARI Scientist at the Simons Foundation, New York, NY

Ashley Brady
April 4, 2016


SFARI is looking for an additional scientist to help to shape and manage our growing research portfolio, which includes over 200 scientists engaged in investigator-initiated research in autism spanning a wide range including genetics, developmental biology, circuit and systems neuroscience, and clinical studies. The new scientist will also participate in managing a number of SFARI targeted projects, including cohorts and resources for the research community as well as discussions that shape SFARI’s future priorities. This position is based in New York City, and travel to conferences is expected.


  • Help to manage requests for applications (RFAs). This includes drafting relevant calls for grant applications, participating in internal decision processes and planning and leading scientific peer-review panels.
  • Evaluate and manage a number of research grants to external investigators. This includes soliciting and evaluating progress reports, and interacting directly with investigators by email, phone and in person.  
  • Participate in and organize SFARI workshops with an aim of refining SFARI’s priorities and developing new initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of the field of autism research by reading the relevant scientific literature and by attending relevant external scientific meetings in the United States and abroad.
  • Contribute content to, including pieces about SFARI priorities, viewpoints on the state of the field, etc.
  • When appropriate, contribute to the peer-reviewed scientific literature on topics related to autism.
  • Perform other duties or tasks as assigned or required.   

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