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Stanford University Strategy & Research Development Professional in Stanford, California

Strategy & Research Development Professional

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States



Post Date 2 days ago

Requisition # 89416

Stanford University is seeking a Strategy & Research Development Professional to work with Dr. Mark M. Davis, Director of the Institute of Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection (ITI). The Strategy & Research Development Professional will work with Dr. Davis to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of ITI. The Strategy & Research Development Professional will also participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.

Duties include:

  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.

  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.

  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.

  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.

  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients. Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.

    • Other duties may also be assigned.


PhD in Immunology or related field; experience with research development offices; experience in grant writing and/or study sections.


Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.


  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.

  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.

  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.

  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.


  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.

  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.

  • On-campus mobility.

    • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.

  • May travel locally.

  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4112

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: J

  • Requisition ID: 89416