Scientific manager of the National Autism Research Center of Israel
We are seeking candidates for a full time, tenure-track, research-associate position, as the scientific manager of the National Autism Research Center of Israel at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva. The center was mandated by the Israeli Ministry of Science to lead autism research at the national level by building a national autism database and supplying research services to researchers, clinicians, and companies. In addition, the center organizes an annual national conference and acts as a knowledge center for the general public and decision makers in Israel.
The position will require a deep understanding of autism, familiarity with current autism research, proven research capabilities, independence, responsibility, assertiveness, preciseness, a love of technology, great inter-personal skills, and a good sense of humor.
Candidates must have an MD or PhD degree in a relevant field such as Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or Life Sciences as well as a publication record and experience writing research proposals to grant agencies in English. Additional experience in management and/or clinical studies is an advantage.
Responsibilities will include:
• Supervising students and research assistants in performing studies with clinical, biological, and behavioral information.
• Management of clinical research about new therapies, medications, and technologies for autism.
• Writing and publishing scientific papers.
• Writing and submitting grants to funding agencies.
• Participate in defining and prioritizing the center’s scientific goals together with the center’s leadership committee.
• Managing the center’s website and related social media pages.
• Creating marketing materials including written brochures, presentations, and movies that explain the activities and science at the center to families and the general public.
• Writing periodical activity reports to funding agencies and donors.
• Writing and submitting research protocols to institutional ethic committees
Conferences and events
• Scientific management of the annual national autism research conference.
• Creating scientific outreach events for families, clinicians, decision makers, and the general public.
• This is a full-time, tenure-track, BGU position.
• Salary is identical to the basic salary of academic track positions, which depends on experience (without eligibility for sabbatical or academic bonuses, but with eligibility for an annual travel budget). The details of the position are available here and the salary table is available here.