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Scientific Program Leader

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
May 16, 2023

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Clinical, Clinical Project Management
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Lab/Area:Ott Lab



The Gladstone Institute of Virology is seeking an experienced Scientific Program Leader to lead and support large scientific initiatives and research collaborations. The candidate will work with a group of enthusiastic and high-performing scientists, coordinate efforts to build the research team and programs and collaborate with other labs/organizations in a dynamic, high-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be an independent leader, exceptional multitasker, critical thinker with a strong background in virology, and harbor effective communication, organization, and coordination skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating multiple internal and external collaborative projects: prepare and distribute action items, delegate tasks as needed to the appropriate stakeholders, and support scientific publications including manuscript preparation and reviews.

  • Communicate with multiple entities effectively and often to meet project short-term and long-term goals

  • Support fundraising efforts by identifying public and private funding sources, writing and coordinating grant applications, preparing budgets and other grant components, and submitting progress reports in coordination with the Grants Department

  • Collaborate with Gladstone Intellectual Property Department the execution of MTAs, patent filings, sponsored research, and service agreements and collaborate with other Gladstone departments for philanthropy and event planning

  • Attend regular lab and scientific collaboration meetings to stay on top of research activities

  • Preparation of slide decks and other documents for scientific and lay audience presentations

  • Assist with Diagnostic project efforts


  • PhD in virology or related life sciences field is required.

  • 3+ years experience (may include postdoctoral training) in a
    biomedical and/or research and development environment after
    obtaining an M.D. or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline

  • 1-3 years of experience with scientific project management is preferred.

  • Additional experience in an academic setting is highly preferred.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced research environment and highly skilled in multitasking, time management, delegation, and prioritization

  • Writing experience is required; publications and grant applications to prove successful writing are a plus

  • Ability to research, write and manipulate data through knowledgeable use of online technologies, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint as well as equivalent software on Apple products.

  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze issues without precedent.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with information sources and colleagues in a professional and affable manner.

  • Diagnostic experience preffered

  • Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.

  • Commitment to a professional culture that promotes diversity, safety, and environmental consciousness and that is conducive to effective relationships among diverse groups of employees.

Additional Information:

  • Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Hiring Range:


Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
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San Francisco
United States

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