Scientific Partnerships Manager



ASM is seeking a dynamic and proactive professional to drive the development of strategic partnerships in India. This individual will play a pivotal role in enhancing ASM’s presence in the Indian scientific community, focusing on establishing contacts, orchestrating collaborative events, and growing the reputation and reach of ASM Journals within the region.

Accountabilities (are the critical activities and results the position is held accountable to produce)
1. Program Management
2. Project Management
3. Volunteer/​Member Relationships
4. Industry Participation

Essential Functions (defines the critical end results expected of the jobholder related to the accountabilities above)
1. Partnership Development: Identify and cultivate relationships with leading research institutions, scientific organizations, and scientists in India to establish collaborative annual events and initiatives.
2. Editorial Network Expansion: Contribute to the growth of ASM Journals in India by recommending potential editors, board members, advisors, and referees.
3. Market Research and Analysis: Monitor publishing trends, research developments, funding opportunities, and open access initiatives within the Indian scientific landscape.
4. Event Planning and Coordination: Oversee the planning and execution of scientific conferences and symposia, including theme selection, speaker invitation, and logistics management.
5. Stakeholder Engagement: Act as ASM’s representative to local stakeholders, including editors, authors, and reviewers, providing support, and fostering strong relationships.
6. Strategy Development: Formulate and implement a growth strategy for ASM in India, with a focus on open access journals and scientific outreach.
7. Scientific Outreach Support: Assist in organizing and conducting scientific outreach efforts, such as webinars and teleconferences.
8. This position description should not be construed to contain every function/​responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions as assigned.

Technical Competencies (are applied or practical knowledge and skills needed for effective technical performance)
1. Analytics.
2. Project Management Skills.
3. Planning and Organizing Skills.
4. Presentation and Written Communication Skills.
5. Domain Knowledge.
6. Business Enterprise, Policies and Budget Allocation.

Behavioral Competencies (are observable behaviors and skills that matter most for success)
1. Instills Trust (Respect/​Honor) – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
2. Self-Development – Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
3. Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
4. Optimizes Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
5. Collaborates — Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
6. Values Differences – Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization
7. Decision Quality — Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
8. Courage — Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said
9. Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
10. Build Effective Teams — Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
11. Business Insight — Applying knowledge of the industry and the marketplace to advance the organization’s mission
Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role and may sit or use PC for long periods of time. Bending, reaching or stooping may be necessary for use of filing cabinets or other office cabinets or office machines. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computer, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Travel Requirements: Expected to travel 20%-24%.


Highly competitive and negotiable salary


Masters’ Degree or equivalent required. PhD preferred, but not essential.


Five or more years of experience with the following: 

  • Knowledge of the Scientific Landscape: Familiarity with the life sciences research ecosystem in India. 
  • Experience in Scientific Publishing: Prior experience in growing STM (Scientific, Technical, and Medical) journal content and community engagement. 
  • Cultural Competence: Sensitivity to cultural differences and an understanding of the academic and scientific context in India.

To Apply

Interested applicants should apply directly using the link provided. While applying please disregard the form question requiring a location in the US/​Canada (you can choose either). This position requires the candidate to be based anywhere in India, with frequent travel to various research institutions within the country.

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