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 the biomedical sciences and technologies. 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 biomedicine and its 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 — adaptable and flexible.
To Apply: Send a cover letter outlining skills, experience, and interests; your c.v. or resume; and contact information for two references to:
Contact Info: Ron Reynolds / Chemical Heritage Foundation / 315 Chestnut Street / Philadelphia, PA 19106 Email: [email protected] / Fax: 215.629.8244