Postdoctoral Position - Biomedical Career Development @ University of Massachusetts Medical School

July 24, 2020

The Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) within UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) supports the career and professional development of ~700 doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School while contributing to the scholarship of the field. 

We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts in implementing, evaluating, and disseminating career development programs for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences. This is a full-time training position intended to prepare a scientist interested in moving into career development, academic administration, teaching, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. A core project will be coordinating Career Pathways Communities, an innovative learning community model to enhance career exploration, developed via our NIH BEST award and now part of the graduate school’s curriculum for basic biomedical sciences PhD students. Other projects may include curating resources for a weekly newsletter, hosting workshops focused on biomedical PhD job search skills, and developing data-driven reports for communication to campus stakeholders and external audiences.  The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored in teaching/facilitating career development programs, career counseling, supporting trainees in the job search process, working within an academic administrative role, and publishing educational approaches. Though there will be core projects, training will also be tailored to the postdoctoral fellow’s own needs and interests.  The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to attend a regional or national conference to better learn the depth and breadth of the field. The individual will report to and be mentored by the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development, who directs the cBCD, and receive mentoring from additional educational leaders within the GSBS. 

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