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Director, Graduate Internship and Career Development Program

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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Director, Graduate Internship and Career Development Program

Job no: 528071
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Institute of Molecular Biology
Rank: Senior Instructor I
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
September 7, 2021; position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a research institute that reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation. We have 18 labs and approximately 150 employees, including 45 graduate students who train in our labs. We have an administrative structure, which includes accounting, purchasing, personnel, PI support, building management, and three service centers. Our annual budget is about $9.5 million, primarily from federal research and training grants.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to orchestrate a set of programs intended to foster the success of PhD students in Molecular Biology (and allied disciplines) that are made possible through a generous donation to the UO's Institute of Molecular Biology. The person filling this position will help students explore the broad range of careers available to those with a PhD in Molecular Biology, including positions in academic, industrial, and government sectors, and provide them with the professional and career development skills to land those positions. Major duties include teaching a 1-credit course on Career Opportunities in the Biosciences, development/orchestration of an internship program, and career counseling. The position comes with considerable responsibility and will require flexibility, resilience, initiative, leadership, and the ability to work productively with faculty, students, staff, and non-academic partners. This individual will collaborate with faculty during the program development phase (Year 1) but is expected to be largely independent starting in Year 2.

The position is fully funded for a minimum of two years. Continued funding beyond Year 2 may be available, contingent on successful implementation of programs in Years 1 and 2.

Minimum Requirements
MS degree in a field related to Molecular Biology/Biochemistry.

Professional Competencies
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and facility with spreadsheets.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to take initiative and assume a leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in a field related to Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. Experience working in the biotech industry. Experience in college/graduate level teaching. Experience with website design would be a plus.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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