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Director - Biotechnology NPCRO

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director - Biotechnology NPCRO

Salary: $58,455.00 - $78,038.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Exempt Salaried Staff
Job Number: FY2401420
Closing: 12/31/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Science

Position Announcement
Utah Valley University is seeking a Director in Biotechnology NPCRO! Working under the supervision of the Biology Department, the Director of Biotechnology Research will: head a Non-Profit Contract Research Organization (CRO) that coordinates and supervises research partnerships between Biotechnology students and industry; set up a laboratory for Biotechnology student research; liaise with Biotechnology firms to identify and implement student research projects and internships; assist in preparation of grants and proposals; supervise support staff and student research projects.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Biotechnology firms to identify opportunities for student research and/or internships.
  • Assist students in identification and completion of research projects and/or internships.
  • Supervise student research projects and/or internships. Order materials, supplies, small equipment, maintain larger instrumentation.
  • Train students in proper laboratory safety and best laboratory practices and proper use of laboratory instrumentation.
  • Write and/or assist in writing in-house and extra-mural proposals for grants and contracts to support the biotechnology program, student research, and science education. Assist in administration of grants and contracts that support the biotechnology program, student research and science education.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in biotechnology or related field; OR MS in biotechnology or related field plus 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working in the biotechnology industry and/or previous experience mentoring undergraduate researchers.
Documents Needed to Apply

1. Cirriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Research Statement
4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Knowledge, Skill, 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.

EEO Statement:

UVU 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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