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DEI Scientific Communications Lead

Employer
Research Triangle Institute
Location
Durham County, NC
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Sector
Science
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RTI International is one of the worlds leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.The Research Computing Division (RCD) of RTI International has an immediate opening for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scientific Communications Lead to develop strategies for reaching our diversity and inclusion goals and delivering on our equity commitments. The DEI specialist will lead the execution of identifying and working with diverse communities of biomedical researchers. This includes efforts to attract researchers from diverse backgrounds, understand and support their research needs, engage, and retain them as ecosystem users, and help them develop and progress these researchers in their careers. This position requires excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and relationship-building aptitude, ability to prioritize tasks focus on details, ensure quality, and willingness to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical staff.

Responsibilities

Expand and enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives for biomedical researchers. Capture and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to track and measure DEI initiatives and to inform future outreach. Increase knowledge of and application to BioData Catalyst Fellowship opportunities across a diverse community of biomedical researchers. Investigate how the BioData Catalyst Consortium can cultivate a strong and supportive community for underrepresented biomedical researchers and foster greater inclusion of diverse groups and viewpoints in the academic community. Work closely with the BioData Catalyst internal communication team to develop messaging surrounding DEI initiatives. Adhere to quality processes and standards required by the division. Meet deadlines in a fast-paced multitasking environment. Work with minimal supervision on multiple projects. Interface directly with management, clients, and subcontractors. Work within a team environment with other developers and staff from other disciplines.

Required

BS/BA or advanced degree in Organizational Development, Management Studies, Communications, Public Policy, Liberal Arts, or Business with 6 years of experience. Minimum of 2 years experience in Diversity and Inclusion Communications field. Experience working in a research environment. Experience in building and maintaining diverse relationships and facilitating conversations with key stakeholders. Strong understanding of relevant DEI goals, policies, and laws. Experience examining data and identifying trends to draw conclusions and recommendations. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to engage and connect to diverse groups. Exceptional problem-solving abilities and strong analytical skills. Excellent communication skills.
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