Director - Biotechnology NPCRO

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director - Biotechnology NPCRO

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for a Director of Biotechnology Research to start Fall 2021. The successful candidate will head a Non-Profit Contract Research Organization (CRO) that coordinates and supervises research partnerships between undergraduate Biotechnology students and industry. Responsibilities for this position include establishing a laboratory for Biotechnology student research, mentoring and training students and support staff, liaising with Biotechnology firms to identify and implement student research projects and internships, and assisting in preparation of grants and proposals to support the biotechnology program. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate research and an ability to establish an active and welcoming research program in Biotechnology that centers around the mentoring of diverse undergraduates. The ideal candidate will have a broad background in biotechnology laboratory skills, including mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques, and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university's mission and values.

UVU is committed to preparing all students for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. We value and promote collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the community. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs of populations who are underserved as well as students with varying levels of academic preparation. As such, we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who are eager to help construct and maintain a culture of inclusion within biology education and research, and who act with a resolute commitment to eliminate barriers to college access, success, and completion. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access employer.
Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students, and one of a few in the US offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. As an open-enrollment institution, UVU serves a diverse population that includes many working, non-traditional (24+ years old), and first-generation students. UVU is located in Orem, Utah, at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.



Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in biotechnology, molecular biology, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the goals, activities, and practices of the Biotechnology industry
  • Knowledge of experimental design and procedures
  • Skills in biotechnology laboratory techniques and mammalian cell culture
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate research students
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and Biotechnology industry personnel
  • Ability to write proposals, reports, and grants





Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience working in the biotechnology industry and/or previous experience mentoring undergraduate researchers.

Physical Requirements:
Frequent standing, sitting, and walking; continuous ability to see, hear, and speak; Able to lift up to 20 pounds; frequent fine hand manipulation as associated with the use of a computer.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.



FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $60,259 - $75,323

Advertisement Number: STA44521
Open Date: 07/14/2021
Review Start Date: 07/21/2021
Close Date: 8/2/2021
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please upload a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement in the “Other Document” location of this application. The DEI statement should describe your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding of these topics, and specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UVU.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/23481

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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