Science Program Officer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Science
Company: Chan Zuckerberg
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: March 16, 2023
Our mission in the Science Initiative is to support science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Through our grantmaking, we support interdisciplinary teams of physicians, biologists, computational scientists, engineers, and patient advocates to expand our understanding of the human body and illness - the science behind medicine. Our grantmaking program partners with our internal Science Technology team, which builds tools for and with scientists. We value people, technology, collaboration, and open science.
In order to meet these goals, we seek to address the inequities and lack of diversity across biomedical science in general, including groups performing the research and groups benefiting from the research. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science (DEI in Science) is one of our major areas of emphasis both within the Science program and in CZI as a whole. Systemic disparities, inequities, and injustices in science and biomedicine are especially experienced by Black, Latinx, Indigenous communities and other communities of color. People living with disabilities, women, people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, people who are LGBTQIA+, immigrants, and people from families experiencing financial hardship also experience systemic barriers in the sciences. We bring this lens to grantmaking, technology development, scientific events, and community building. To cure, prevent, or manage all diseases in all people, we must support a diverse community of scientists. We strive to bring together diverse scientific teams that incorporate a range of lived experiences and perspectives; ensure that scientific resources that we create are inclusive and explicitly representative of communities of color; take an equitable and participatory approach to how we define and evaluate the success of our grants; and make tools, methods, and datasets accessible to a broad set of researchers and communities. Finally, we support science that is ethical and inclusive of the perspectives, interests, and needs of research participants and community partners.
We seek a Science Program Officer to lead our work for DEI in Science. In this role, you will lead grantmaking in impactful basic biomedical science, with the specific goal of reducing disparities in academic science and in biomedicine. You will collaborate with external scientists and CZI staff to plan and execute these programs, with the goal of building a dynamic community of outstanding scientists whose work and example helps to change the culture of science. The ideal candidate will provide a diversity and inclusion perspective based on extensive lived experience in the scientific enterprise and a deep understanding of scientific research settings and science funding, and scientific leadership administration. You will collaborate with other CZI programs, and across CZ Science organizations, including patient-partnered rare disease research, neurodegeneration, single-cell biology, open science, and biological imaging in their diversity-focused work. Please note that CZI is not engaged in clinical trials, drug development, health care delivery, or health disparities research, but instead is focused on basic science.
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