Director, Graduate Internship and Career Development
Faculty - Career
Institute of Molecular Biology
Senior Instructor I
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.
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
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.
MS degree in a field related to Molecular
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and facility with
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to take initiative and assume a leadership role.
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528071/director-graduate-internship-and-career-development-program