Deadline: June 01, 2015

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The Center for Law, Brain and Behavior  (CLBB) is searching for a savvy, flexible, and highly independent professional with an interest in law and neuroscience to join our team as Program Coordinator. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; position is open until filled.

Reporting directly to the CLBB Co-Director, the Program Coordinator will provide a wide range of supporting activities to the Center. From helping maintain a budget, to organizing public symposia with world-class scientific and legal thought leaders, to making updates to our website and social media, this role will require an individual who seeks an opportunity to apply a diverse set of technical, organizational, and communication skills in a well resourced environment to meet an important need: the integration of science into legal and public policy. Join our team of passionate, intelligent individuals from the academic and non-academic worlds who want to make an impact on society by bridging communities of exceptional people from traditionally segregated disciplines. Due to the nature of the position and the rapid growth of our organization, we are hoping to get a two-year commitment for this position. To be considered, applicants must include a cover letter stating their interest in CLBB and the Program Coordinator position.


Administrative support:

  • Assist in preparing administrative documents;
  • Establish and maintain organizational documentation system in Google Drive, Dropbox and Workflowy;


  • Maintain and update CLBB website, using WordPress
  • Produce website content, including original news features;
  • Maintain CLBB Twitter feed;
  • Curate weekly digest of news items in CLBB interest areas;
  • Develop monthly newsletter, featuring news, events, and CLBB interest stories;
  • Create materials for philanthropic purposes as needed in Adobe Illustrator;
  • Assure that graphic design is up-to-date and consistent throughout materials;
  • As requested: Powerpoint presentations, format documents, outreach to new contacts;

CLBB program support:

  • Provide project management support to the Director for the Center’s core organizational functions, including faculty recruitment, fund raising, and grant writing.
  • Assist with scheduling for program meetings, events, and project timelines;
  • Plan, with Chief of Operations, 4-6 lunch/evening panel events and 6-8 CLBB-sponsored Symposia events per year, including graphic design, event promotion, implementation, speaker coordination, photography, videography, and post-event promotion;
  • Coordinate ongoing CLBB program area-based faculty working groups;
  • Coordinate activities of CLBB/Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Fellow in Law & Neuroscience;
  • Ensure proper licensing of visiting interns and fellows;

Resource mobilization:

  • Assist with the grant application process;
  • Prepare donor reports;

Research responsibilities:

  • Assist with the administration and support of research projects and activities;
  • Manage study databases;
  • Assist with the ordering of materials, equipment and other supplies for research;
  • Provide internal review board/ethical approval support, including the coordination, preparation and submission of protocols to the Partners IRB (new, continuing review, amendments, etc.), and coordinate approvals with other domestic and international institutions reviewing and approving protocols;
  • Assist Principal Investigators with developing, improving and revising research documents and tools;
  • Assist in data collection and analysis, including training study staff, conducting interviews and surveys, and conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis.


Candidate must be self-driven and aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Necessary skills include:

Excellent administrative and communications skills (spoken and written);
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and deliver polished, professional outputs of outstanding quality on time and with minimal supervision;
Ability to be organized and flexible in an environment that requires continuous monitoring of priorities;
Excellent computer skills, including strong command of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint; facility with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop preferred.
Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to build respectful relationships with colleagues from different cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.


This position requires a Bachelors degree. Applicants with degrees in psychology, neuroscience, public policy, public health, or social sciences are encouraged to apply.


1-2 years of professional experience required.


  • The Program Coordinator must be self-directed and able to work very independently, as most work will be performed off-site. There is significant potential for time-flexible and remote work.
  • The Coordinator will spend some time at office space in Newton, and will attend regular meetings in Boston and Belmont. Having a car is strongly preferred.
  • Potential for international and/or domestic travel.

To Apply

Please submit an application through the Partners job bank. Please also send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in and qualification for the position to

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