Job: Scientific Coordinator

Department: DPB – Plant Biology


Location: Stanford, CA, USA

Dr. Sue Rhee is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and creative person to coordinate the development and management of interdisciplinary, multi-institutional projects. Examples of center grants include NIH’s Transformative R01 and NSF’s Biology Integration Institutes. Dr. Rhee’s group is generally interested in discovering molecular mechanisms of plant resilience and in accelerating the Discovery-Translation-Solution-Action nexus of the scientific enterprise. More description about the projects we are engaged in can be found on our Lab website. The successful candidate will work with a diverse team of scientists and administrators in developing and executing complex, transformative, and large-scale projects.

Starting: immediate start possible; Deadline: until filled


  • Coordinate and prepare grant applications and reports in collaboration with the Grants team
  • Manage the budget in collaboration with the Business office
  • Oversee hiring personnel into the projects in collaboration with HR
  • Coordinate developing and executing material transfer agreements and collaborative research agreements with the Legal team
  • Coordinate developing project team policies in an inclusive way for authorship expectations and decisions, data sharing and access, personnel expectations, resource reallocation, and contingencies to mitigate possible risks to the projects
  • Coordinate project team communications including organizing workshops, seminars, and site visits
  • Oversee the communication of project outcomes to the public via website, social media, press releases, and promotional materials such as newsletters and slide decks
  • Oversee outreach activities of the projects


  • An advanced degree (Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience) in natural sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or a related field
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, demonstrated ability for communicating effectively with various stakeholders
  • Excellent time-management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to details
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, sound judgement, and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently on multiple projects concurrently
  • Professional experience in running structured, multi-disciplinary programs and/or in research administration
  • Consistent demonstration of initiative, able to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Knowledge of standard software packages

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. We are located at the Carnegie Institution on Stanford campus. Stanford campus is a vibrant community embedded in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions.

About Carnegie: Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals – women and men – with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in plant and algae growth, development, and evolution ( Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.