Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Candidates Reportedly On Line for CIRM Chief Scientific Officer Slot

The California stem cell agency reports that “several highly respected candidates” have approached the agency to fill the vacancy created when Marie Csete resigned as chief scientific officer.

In response to a query, Don Gibbons, chief communications officer for CIRM, said last week that the scientists have come forward since Csete disclosed that she was leaving.

Gibbons also said that no decision has been made on whether to hire a search firm to assist in finding a replacement.

CIRM has sometimes been slow in finding top-level executives, particularly for the president’s slot. However, the salary for the chief scientific officer might help speed the process. The top of the range is $332,000 annually. Csete made $310,000.

Applicants should take note that CIRM is not suffering the same financial woes as the rest of California state government because of the nature of the agency’s protected funding. Sphere: Related Content

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