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Friday, July 26, 2019

Interesting STEM Job openings

from Kaye Storm (be sure to click "More..." at the bottom of this post to see the whole list):


Stanford University has an opening for Associate Director of Biosciences Diversity Programs. The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) in the School of Medicine provides centralized programs, services, and advocacy that empower all Biosciences PhD and masters students and the faculty and staff who support them in order to enhance the training experience. We promote the development of community and personal resilience through a lens of diversity, inclusion and equity.  We work to diversify the Biosciences through outreach and training.  The Associate Director of Biosciences Diversity Programs (Student Services Officer 3) will provide leadership for diversity and inclusion focused initiatives within the Office of Graduate Education that meet the needs of diverse PhD and Masters students in the biosciences, and engage with partners within the School, across Stanford and externally to develop, identify, and disseminate best practices for fostering inclusion in graduate education. The Associate Director will directly administer the Biosciences ADVANCE Summer, Academic Year, and Undergraduate Institutes—comprehensive year-round programs aimed at promoting the professional, academic, and personal development of underrepresented, disadvantage, and other vulnerable student populations in the biosciences.  They will also represent OGE at conferences and numerous school recruiting visits that seek to increase interest in the Biosciences by a diverse group of potential applicants. Read more.

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Stanford also has an opening for an 
Associate Director of Educational Programs in the office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Working under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost, the successful candidate will develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the Office of the VPGE, specifically, Graduate Professional Development, SGSI (Stanford Graduate Summer Institute), and Funding Programs. Participation in strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development is also expected. Read more.

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The Center for Science and the Schools at Penn State has openings for two STEM Education Outreach Specialist: These are 48-week appointments at the Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor level. Both are fixed term appointments funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

·         STEM Education Outreach Specialist (Computer Science education focus): Primary responsibilities of the position include: assisting Penn State science and engineering (particularly computer science/ engineering) faculty in designing and implementing programs that support K-12 teachers’ learning, particularly the computer science that is related to their research; modeling best pedagogical approaches; writing portions of grant proposals that include computer science; engaging in design, management, implementation, and evaluation of CSATS teacher professional development programs, and contributing to the state-level efforts to improve computer science teaching and learning (e.g., serve on CS for All PA committee). Read more.

·         STEM Education Outreach Specialist (Elementary education focus): Responsibilities also include: Developing ways to translate research related to science and science education into the school context; Designing and implementing STEM-focused professional development for K-12 teachers, with a particular emphasis on elementary-level educators; Collecting and analyzing data for evaluation; and Supporting existing and future CSATS projects as needed. Read more.

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Ancestry in San Francisco is seeking a Genetic Communication Scientist as part of a major effort to use genomics to shed light on human diversity, origins, relationships, and human health. This position will focus on our development and communication of information related to each of these fields. This scientist will research genetic topics and write content that is accurate, clear, and appeals to a broad audience and create content to communicate information to the general population concerning what personalized genomics can tell customers about themselves. Read more.

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iBiology, a non-profit organization in San Francisco dedicated to the free, worldwide dissemination of scientific knowledge in the life sciences, has two openings:
·         Assistant Director of Research Talks and Outreach will continue iBiology's efforts to develop high quality scientific talks and science videos, and disseminate them to our worldwide audience. Read more.
·         Career and Professional Development Fellow will continue to develop our efforts in providing high quality career and professional development courses and videos for life scientists. This is a 10-12 month fellowship for individuals interested in gaining real-world experience in developing, marketing, and evaluating online science education resources for life science graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Read more.
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The Rita Allen Foundation announces a new Civic Science Fellowship opening. This Fellow will work for 12 months to advance emerging collaborative work among a group of funders with shared interest in advancing meaningful, inclusive engagement between science and society—including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, the Kavli Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation. The Fellow will work with each partner foundation, with multidisciplinary fields of research and engagement practice, and with communities underserved by existing science communication efforts to ensure that their goals, objectives, and efforts inform the path forward for the funders’ collaborative efforts. The Fellow will be part of the pilot cohort of Civic Science Fellows—promising leaders from diverse backgrounds who will be embedded in key supportive networks and will work on multidisciplinary projects that connect civic science research, effective engagement practice, scientists, and communities. The Kavli Foundation, based in Los Angeles, CA, and/or the Rita Allen Foundation in Princeton, NJ, will provide the primary post for the Fellow. Read more.

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The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is hiring an Education Manager to drive the design and delivery of the Center's year-round programming. Operating from our mainland base in Rockland, Maine from November - April and from our Hurricane Island campus from May - October, the Education Manager is responsible for managing a variety of programs serving people of all ages and backgrounds that help advance Hurricane Island’s mission and values. The Education Manager will report to the Director of Education and must be outgoing, well-organized, an open communicator, adaptable, and able to function in a dynamic working environment. Read more.

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The Wellcome Trust in London is recruiting for an Education Research Programme Lead
 on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The Education and Learning team want to make sure that all young people in the UK have access to a world-class science education. To make this vision of high-quality, inspiring science education a reality, we invest £5 million each year in education research, professional development opportunities, and resources and activities for teachers and students. We are looking for someone with a strong education research background to join the team to lead our programme of work in ensuring more high-quality research in science education is generated and used. Read more.

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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring a full-time one year lecturer position to develop and teach curricula primarily in our introductory courses with special consideration toward building a first year experience program for our majors and other students that we serve.
 We are especially interested in individuals with demonstrable teaching experience in innovative, evidence-based teaching practices in ecology and/or evolutionary biology. We seek someone who will enhance undergraduate scholarly endeavors, train students for careers in research and professional fields, create a more inclusive learning environment, communicate the significance of biology, and engage with communities beyond academia. Teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to EBIO 1100 Biology and Society, EBIO 1010 Quantitative Thinking, EBIO 1250 Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research, and/or EBIO 1210/1220 General Biology. Read more.

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Washington University in St. Louis is hiring an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Learning
 who will work collaboratively with the academic partners, student affairs units and colleagues in the academic support team to develop/adapt and implement evidence based academic support programs that foster active, collaborative and inclusive learning environments for a variety of foundational undergraduate courses. This position will also focus on developing and implementing professional-development programs for undergraduate student leaders and mentors. Read more.

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Cornell University is hiring an Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation, a new position in the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation.Read more.

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Children's Hospital in Oakland is hiring a Coordinator, Research Training who will be responsible for support of programs in the Training, Education, Career Planning and Development (TECPAD) office within Research Operations. Duties include: Support onboarding for research trainees and work with team members and other leaders to improve operating procedures; establish and maintain a tracking system for compliance with research training requirements and track career progress of CHLA trainee alumni; support the educational and career development needs of the CHLA research community, including symposia, seminars, resource fairs, poster sessions, career development events and other relevant workshops and events ; and assist team members with coordination and implementation of events and programs related to research education. Read more.

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