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The CRI recruits a scientific coordinator of FIRE – PhD program

The CRI recruits a scientific coordinator of FIRE – PhD program

By In jobs openings On September 4, 2019

Main mission

Under the general supervision of the co-directors of the doctoral school, the Scientific Coordinator is responsible for planning and managing the educational activities of the doctoral school and for providing support to the students to enhance their academic and professional development. The Scientific Coordinator serves as the liaison between the students, their labs and the doctoral school. S(he) works in close agreement with the administrative manager of the doctoral school and in collaboration with the coordinators of the bachelor and master studies.

Job responsibilities

Specific tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the co-directors in realizing the missions of the doctoral school
  • Manage, organize and coordinate all educational activities at the doctoral school in collaboration with other programs at the CRI
    • Build the yearly training program to be agreed by the co-directors Create partnerships with new teachers, collaborate with them and provide guidance to develop new courses and/or modify existing courses
    • Promote innovative pedagogical approaches in the development of courses
    • Organize and implement evaluation of teaching and courses and decide together with the co-Directors what courses to implement
    • Manage registration and validate attendance and participation of students in all FIRE courses
    • Organize and coordinate schedules and logistics of all FIRE courses and activities
    • Chair biweekly “Interdisciplinary Thursdays” student seminars
    • Assume a leadership role in organizing students’ workshops including “Creating Interdisciplinary Research Projects” and the “Thematic Workshops” Organize and coordinate FIRE student participation to the “Discovery Days”
    • Attend the quarterly Doctoral Council meetings and prepare the statements and documents regarding FIRE educational program
    • Upon interest or request provide teaching hours
    • Participate to conferences and specific scientific meetings to foster networking with other public or private institutions (students, teachers, new courses, funding opportunities, etc.)
  • Advise and follow the progress of students
    • Advise and mentor students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to encourage professional development and enhance pursuit of academic goals
    • Follow students during their doctoral training (review thesis advisory committees and annual training reports) and inform the co-directors of points of attention
    • Attend annual individual meetings with students and the co-directors
    • Develop and maintain the database of students, supervisors, labs, and alumni
  • Organize and implement student’ recruitment efforts
    • Assist in developing the doctoral school student’s application and manage the online application platform
    • Publish on FIRE webpage the PhDs projects sent by the reseach teams and advertise
    • Advertise the doctoral school application opening to target populations
    • Manage the application collection process
    • Participate on the pre-selection committee to choose top candidates for interview
    • Organize the meeting of the International Scientific Council who interviews the candidates
    • Follow up with the eligible students and their supervisors, and assist them in securing funding
    • Participate on the creation of new partnerships for PhD funding
    • Advertise FIRE doctoral school in scientific meetings or through visits to research institutions
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other pedagogic programs at the CRI
    • Coordinate FIRE PhD activities with those of other programs at the CRI, in particular participate to the regular meetings of the education teams. The scientific coordinator will be specifically concerned by the achievement of the new graduate school program (project EURIP, Ecole Universitaire de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de Paris)
    • Provide guidance to the initiatives launched by the FIRE students such as the yearly retreat of the clubs.
  • Manage, organize and coordinate with the Communication Department and IT team of the CRI the FIRE web page and events on the CRI website
    • Manage the FIRE website content
    • Organize and coordinate FIRE events and their advertising
    • Manage and coordinate the production of deliverables (booklet, flyers, posters, etc.) for the doctoral school
  • Manage the FIRE budget
    • Serve as the reference person to the CRI accountant on the FIRE budget
    • Monitor FIRE spending and student’ budgets

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, academic policies, ability to interpret and apply them, and ability to act when precedents do not exist
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on actions
  • Demonstrated experience working in teams and collaborating with individuals of diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and be proactive in adapting to new tools
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, scripting languages (e.g. Javascript, Google Script)
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer and internet applications including Google Drive, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, social media platforms, calendars, email, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, responsible, and dependable
  • Curious, creative, and adaptable to dynamic environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills; professional, diplomatic, and respectful attitude

Minimum qualifications

  • PhD in life science or education or a PhD or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Experience in academic, scientific, or broader programming activities (e.g. event coordination and organization, community outreach, community management, scientific communication)
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written)


Candidates should have the legal right to work in France


Permanent contract – Starts as soon as possible


Depends of the experience and profil

For application

Par email : recrutement@cri-paris.org
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