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Assistant Director of Academic Programs

The School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking an Assistant Director of Academic Programs. This PhD level position requires someone with a scientific background in the biological sciences, outstanding communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively. CSHL is a world-renowned research institute with a long history of educational programs. CSHL’s summer Undergraduate Research Program, started in 1959, is the country’s oldest research program for undergraduates. It provides a transformative experience for students intending to enroll in PhD and MD-PhD programs. The PhD graduate program, started in 1999, provides an innovative training experience for students to enter diverse careers in the biosciences. And our newly developed Postbaccalaureate Program for underrepresented minority students will welcome its first participants in June of 2023. The School manages and oversees these educational programs. As part of the School’s administrative team, the Assistant Director will manage and coordinate the curriculum, and assessment and outcomes reporting of the graduate program. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for the summer Undergraduate Research Program by liaising with CSHL faculty and administrative staff.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Lead the student selection process for the summer Undergraduate Research Program, oversee
the program;
· Coordinate courses and activities of the graduate curriculum;
· Advise undergraduate, postbaccalaureate and graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees
on matters related to training programs, fellowship applications, career planning and development, and job searches;
· Coordinate on-campus and virtual events related to School activities;
· Collect and track data related to outcomes and placement of students and trainees, prepare
reports for internal and external distribution summarizing such outcomes;
· Stay up to date with advances in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral training.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program.
· PhD degree in a STEM field required, postdoctoral experience preferred;
· Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel and graphic arts software, such as
PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills, high level of independent judgment
and sensitivity;
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team;
· Rigorous attention to detail;
· Positive, forward-thinking, mission-oriented attitude a must;
· Demonstrated interest in educational outreach preferred.
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit an online application via the CSHL Careers page: Position ID: 01792-A
Candidates from non-traditional and/or underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits:
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including
competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, and a range of
wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more.
You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the
Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of
employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
And will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor