October 24, 2022
Neuro-Memory and Aging
Full Time
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The Administrative Director is a newly created role located at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) with responsibilities for administering and managing a newly formed confederation of brain banks located at four academic institutions. The goal of this “Frontotemporal Dementia Tissue Distribution Network” (FTDN) is to create an efficient and widely subscribed mechanism for researchers to access post-mortem brain tissue and to support a reduction in tissue sharing administrative burden for the leading Brain Bank Directors, resulting in increased time for original research.

This position represents a rare opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to neurology clinical research via an administrative position in a dynamic environment. The Administrative Director’s role is to provide ‘go to’ leadership and oversee all major operations of the initiative, build centralized administrative processes that reduce administrative burden on each brain bank director, and create sustainable funding mechanisms with partners, industry, and other collaborators. In addition, the Administrative Director will work closely with the MAC technology team to support the development and implementation of critical technology projects that directly contribute to the success of the initiative. Thus, outstanding communications skills, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling skills and a strong ability to work across organizational boundaries are crucial.

The ideal candidate will have a background in neuroscience, administration or general science and draw upon exemplary project management, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a passion for creating reliable and maintainable processes, systems and administration. In addition, the candidate will remain flexible bringing to bear appropriate strategies to the realities of administration in a collaborative academic research environment. Having the ability to interpret and communicate complex information, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner is a must.