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Author: GSBS | Category: Opportunities | October 05, 2017

Assistant Director, Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) at University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Housed in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), the cBCD supports the career and professional development of our ~700 PhD and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School. In addition to offering opt-in resources and services in the areas of career and professional skills development, a cornerstone of our approach is to work with faculty to integrate career development into the fabric of the core curriculum for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. With the support of grant funding, we test for short- and long-term impacts of our approach, and disseminate our findings to help advance the field of PhD career development. The Assistant Director will teach and direct elements of these core functions, facilitate program growth in strategic areas, meet with students 1-on-1 in career counseling appointments, and contribute to strategic planning, communications, and partnership development to further the mission and growth of the cBCD.

To learn more about this position:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV through UMass’s online submission system . In addition, applicants are encouraged to send applications directly to

Worcester is located in central Massachusetts, ~1 hour from Boston, Hartford, Providence, and Amherst (with a commuter rail into Boston). The city and surrounding towns offer an easy commute, nationally-recognized public schools, city attributes (eg., a science museum, art museum, theater, stadium), fresh foods from local farms, hiking trails, and winter sports (including ski slopes!). 

DORA Community Manager

The DORA Community Manager position is an opportunity for a Ph.D. or Master level fellow to gain experience in scholarly publishing and policy in Washington, DC. The DORA Community Manager will be headquartered at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), which is located in Bethesda, MD. This position will report to the Director of Public Policy and is a 24 month assignment.

Essential Functions

Documenting best practices in Research Assessment

  • Research and document examples of best practice of research assessment for different situations from a range of organizations, in particular DORA signatories.

Website and outreach

  • Regularly blog, post to social media and send newsletters to signatories about issues related to DORA and progress on documenting best practices in order to keep awareness of this issue high.
  • Work with relevant staff to maintain DORA website and ensure that it is a regularly updated source of valuable information.

Management of DORA signatories and data

  • Assure the quality of the current data on institutional signers of DORA and recruit additional institutions, for example to improve the international coverage.
  • Work with the Steering Committee to target and recruit new institutional subscribers.

Committee Management and Strategic Partnerships

Develop strategic partnerships with groups who are working in highly related areas and can help to amplify the DORA message or assist in its activities.

Provide monthly updates to the Core Steering Committee.

Support the activity of the Core Steering Committee including creation of agendas for quarterly meetings.

Liaise with individual members of the Core Steering Committee as necessary and with staff who are involved DORA nodes in other parts of the world.


  1. Technical Capability in communications, data management, and analytics
  2. Strategic Thinking
  3. Communication Proficiency
  4. Project Management
  5. Attention to detail
  6. Creative problem-solving ability

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in the sciences preferred
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing, assessment of research
  • Strong written and verbal communication including the use of social media


Please e-mail your resume and one page cover letter with salary requirements to

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, St. Mary's University 

St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, a private, Catholic university invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2018. We are seeking a life scientist with expertise in an area of biology that will complement the current strengths of the department. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching undergraduate courses in cell biology and genetic principles. Additional teaching duties may include a cell and molecular methods laboratory course. Preference will be given to individuals who also possess expertise in the field of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, or bioinformatics. While teaching is the primary function of the position, research, especially involving undergraduates, is expected of the successful candidate. The presence of an active biomedical research community in the San Antonio area provides the opportunity to establish collaborative research projects in many fields. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in affiliating with the University’s Center for Catholic Studies and working to integrate biosciences and Catholic social teaching. Founded in 1852 and operated by the Society of Mary, St. Mary’s University is a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution with a proven history of preparing undergraduate science students for careers in health professions and research. The mission of St. Mary’s as a Catholic university is to foster a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society. The successful applicant need not be of the Catholic faith but must be supportive of the Marianist educational mission. For more information visit the university web site at or contact the chair at or 210-431-4321. Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a strong benefits package. All qualified applicants are welcome; minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at

Along with the employment application please also submit the following items via email to Ms. Krystle Alcorta ( 1) a letter of application detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development goals, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) copies of graduate transcripts, 4) the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of references, and 5) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Any offer of employment for this position is contingent upon final budget authorization and successful completion of a clear background check. St. Mary’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor/Early Associate Professor level (Tenure Track) in Developmental, Cell and

Molecular Biology in the Department of Biology, Duke University

Position Description

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Early Associate Professor level, to start in July or August 2018. Candidates addressing fundamental questions in the broad area of developmental, cell, and molecular biology (DCMB) are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in approaches such as advanced imaging, biochemistry, biophysics, and quantitative methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, contribute to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and be actively involved in academic activities in the department and university. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological, computational or physical sciences, postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous and well-funded research program, and commitment to teaching. The application should be pdf files that include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, a one-page teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three referees are required.

Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online ( Applications received on or before November 15, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Post-Doc Associate Editor

ASBMB is looking for a post-doc to serve as a co-associate editor (with an editor and another co-associate editor) for classroom activities used for biochem and mol bio courses. It’s through an online site called

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