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Program Coordinator/Scientific Workforce Specialist

Buffalo, New York ~ April 07, 2021

The Program Coordinator/Scientific Workforce Specialist position is to support the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) grant awarded to the University at Buffalo and the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Bioscience (CLIMB) Program at UB to enhance and develop a diverse and inclusive graduate student and faculty workforce.
The incumbent will coordinate and develop all recruitment, educational activities and provide professional development for graduate students in PhD programs in behavioral and Biomedical Science at UB. Further the incumbent will assume an active role in the integration of education, diversity and inclusion initiatives specifically with the Collaborative Learning and Integrating Mentoring in the Bioscience (CLIMB), graduate programs across several UB schools and other such mentoring and professional development programs.
Specific job duties include:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of our professional development graduate IMSD/CLIMB program.
  • Providing academic and community advising to IMSD/CLIMB scholars and designing their individualized curricula.
  • Creating, teaching, and co-directing the professional Development Catalyst Series and organizing/directing Research Communication for Success Workshops, and Grant/manuscript writing workshops.
  • Participating in data collection and long-term outcome evaluations in conjunction with the co-investigators, the graduate programs, and the professional program evaluator.
  • Attending scientific meetings with students and mentors to facilitate networking and maximize students' exposure to peers and senior scientists, and participating in university outreach efforts.
  • Organizing the annual graduate/undergraduate student Mini symposium.
  • Strategic planning analysis and integration of IMSD/CLIMB activities with existing programs aimed to diversifying the graduate student population at University at Buffalo.
  • Coordinating recruitment and enrolment, and mentoring activities between the IMSD/CLIMB scholars and the participating graduate programs/departments.
  • Coordinate the activities of the CLIMB UP summer program for undergraduates.
*Outstanding Benefits Package*
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
*About UB*
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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