COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator
ISCB seeks applications from student and postdoctoral fellows wishing to serve in the volunteer role of COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator. This role will support the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSI) by managing the scientific program and schedule for the individual COSI’s ISCBacademy webinar series.
ISCB started ISCBacademy (https://www.iscb.org/iscbacademy-webinars) in 2020 with the goal to connect researchers outside of the traditional face-to-face conferences and events. The program showed early success in providing an alternative platform to present research to the broader scientific community while eliminating the need to travel. ISCB hopes to expand the program moving forward offering more webinars monthly.
This COSI ISCBacademy Scientific Program Coordinator will work closely with COSI senior leadership. The duties include researching, organizing and recommending scientific papers for presentation, as well as inviting, coordinating, and moderating the presentation of the selected talks.
The goal of the program is to have at least five talks presented each year. One seeking the role could expect to spend approximately six hours monthly supporting the COSI and managing the program. ISCB staff assists by providing marketing, webpage posting, platform set up and technical management of the webinar.
Others who have served in this role have found the benefits to be very rewarding. As the person works closely with senior leadership, they are able to expand their networks as well as learn important management and communication skills.
Interested individuals should submit using the online application form. The form will ask for:
- Motivation Statement (up to 250 words)
- Past experiences managing projects
- Short CV