Chemical Heritage Foundation – Program Manager, Biotechnology (PA, United States) Chemical Heritage Foundation – Program Manager, Biotechnology

Location: Pennsylvania, United States Institution Type: Nonprofit Position Type: Research Professional Submitted: Thursday, July 24th, 2008 ——————————————————————————– Main Category: History of Science/Medicine/Technology Secondary Categories: Sociology Social and Cultural History Research/Professional Political Science/International Relations Oral History Law/Legal History Humanities Healthcare Management General Social Sciences Director: Center or Program Business and Economic History Archives Anthropology/Archaeology American Studies

The Chemical Heritage Foundation has an opening for a program manager in its Center for Contemporary History and Policy. Located in Philadelphia’s historic district, the Chemical Heritage Foundation seeks to preserve, analyze, and make known the history of the chemical and molecular sciences and affiliated industries. The Center for Contemporary History and Policy organizes conferences, carries out research projects, and publishes reports that bring long-range analysis to bear on contemporary issues in science, technology, innovation, and policy. CCHP is a fast-moving and highly relevant working group that employs cross-functional teamwork to produce timely results.

Responsibilities: The program manager will play an active role in program management and new project development centered on the recent history of biotechnology. She/He will manage this program area, including conducting and processing oral histories, research and publishing, budgeting, cross-function communication, and external communication. He/She will develop projects examining the recent history of biotechnology, focusing on the post-1970 period when the development of recombinant DNA technology spurred a revolution in processes, products and research programs. The successful candidate will define policy implications (including prosopographic research, conferences, and publications); work with the CCHP director to identify new opportunities and implement new projects; and represent CCHP at meetings, events, and conferences. The position may have one or more reportables.

Background: Advanced degree in a relevant social science or scientific discipline. Superior research skills, including qualitative data analysis, oral history, and archival research. Demonstrated ability to manage projects of varying scope and size and ability to carry out self-motivated and self-supervised work. Superior writing and communication skills as evidenced by successful presentations and publications. High scientific and technical literacy and aptitude. Eager to work in fast-paced environment ¡V adaptable and flexible.

Deadline for Application is 29 August 2008

Contact Info: Ron Reynolds Chemical Heritage Foundation 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Email: [email protected] Fax: 215.629.8244 Website: