About the Opportunity
The Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Training Laboratory (BATL),
located at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in
Burlington, MA, fosters a culture of research, innovation,
education, and training in biomanufacturing, analysis, and
regulatory convergence that is accessible to students, scientists,
engineers, regulators, clinical researchers, and pharmaceutical
sector stakeholders. BATL's integrated framework unifies research,
education/training, and industry practice to facilitate knowledge
innovation and transition into the workforce, and ultimately
informing standard regulations.
Reporting to the Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer, the
Program Coordinator will support the delivery of the Amgen Biotech
Experience (ABE), an innovative science education program that
provides professional development for teachers, teaching materials,
laboratory supplies, and research-grade equipment loans to
secondary schools. Northeastern manages the delivery of this
program, which features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum
that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery.
The Program Coordinator will work with the Northeastern ABE team to
facilitate delivery of professional development institutes (PDIs)
for training teachers and managing schools involved in the program.
Specifically, the Program Coordinator will provide technical
support for the program, including the procurement and maintenance
of consumables and equipment, preparation of reagents, and manage
the provision of equipment loan and consumables to schools.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably in the life sciences, or
equivalent education and experience and minimum 1 year experience
of working in a laboratory environment; experience in science
education and/or science communication a plus.
- Strong scientific skills, technical skills, decision-making and
problem-solving skills with proven experience in maintaining
equipment and trouble-shooting operational problems.
- Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills;
professionalism in dealing with teachers, students, colleagues, and
the general public in person, on the telephone and by
- Excellent organizational, financial, and administrative skills
with high level of accuracy and attention to detail; familiarity
with Microsoft Office and Google Suites.
- Proven ability to manage a diverse workload and deliver high
quality completed projects to tight deadlines.
- Experience in coordinating projects engaging the public,
teachers, or young people.
- Proven experience in establishing and developing a diverse
range of effective partnerships.
- Proven track record in reporting and evaluating project
- Event management skills.
- Experience developing promotional materials a plus.
- Enthusiasm, innovation, and flexibility in responding to the
requirements of the post, which may require flexible hours and will
require travel between sites.
1) Manage salaries, fringe benefits, equipment and supplies,
professional costs and subcontracts over three years of the lab's
grant. Oversee the ABE budget of approximately $200,000 a
2) Spearhead all ABE-related professional development projects for
high school teachers and students, on and off-site. Provide
education and training initiatives for public school pupils and
teachers through activities such as professional development
3) Manage the entire ABE program and processes related to training,
including building relationships with vendors and public-school
systems as well as administering the ABE program.
4) Prepare lab materials, including cleaning, tidying, maintaining
and transporting lab equipment.
5) Other duties as assigned.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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