The new Ideation Hub (I-Hub) at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking an innovative, collaborative science educator to develop teaching curricula, provide student oversight, perform education research, and support the administration of the Harvard Therapeutics Graduate Program (TGP) as the I-Hub/TGP Curriculum Fellow . The postdoctoral trainees within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) work full-time with members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate training. Curriculum fellows (CFs) also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and help them succeed in a variety of education-focused careers.
The I-Hub is a new initiative developed to build community and catalyze ideation in therapeutic science at all levels at HMS. This is accomplished through financial, administrative and intellectual support for a diverse and inclusive HMS community of therapeutic and translational research scientists from academia and industry. Through its links to industry, the I-Hub aims to support the TGP’s longstanding goal to deliver an innovative training and skills development curriculum that supports a modern approach to therapeutics-related graduate education and career development. In addition to coursework and para-curricular activities, the TGP connects graduate students to real-world industrial, clinical, and regulatory activities in order to train the next generation of researchers in therapeutic discovery and development.
The I-Hub/TGP CF will work directly with key members of the I-Hub executive team, specifically the I-Hub Director and the Executive Director of the TGP, who also serves as Director for Therapeutic Training Programs. The CF will also collaborate with a variety of program faculty, students, and staff to maximize the activities of the I-Hub and the TGP. Specific tasks will include:
- Support academic activities that enhance rigorous training within the Therapeutics Graduate Program (TGP)
Work with the faculty course director of the core TGP course Modern Drug Discovery: From Principles to Patients to evaluate the course, develop new materials and assessments, and manage course content
Collaborate with TGP students to organize and support program-related para-curricular activities
Provide administrative support to the Pharmacological Sciences NIH T32 grant that supports the TGP
Expand opportunities in innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional development for trainees, fellows, and faculty across the I-Hub and its affiliated programs
Establish a systematic approach to the collection and analysis of data to assess the effectiveness of I-Hub programs, including trainee and alumni outcomes
- An earned Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, preferably in a topic related to therapeutic science
- Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)
- Experience in industry (biotech or pharma) a plus
- Experience in entrepreneurship activities/education also preferred
Job Skills and Competencies:
- Outstanding writing, oral, and organizational skills
- Project or program management skills
- Motivated, independent, and creative
- Collaborative in a team setting
- Excellent social skills
- Experience working with students, faculty, administrators and professionals
The Curriculum Fellow’s appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators, therefore applications from candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral research or teaching experience are discouraged. Fellows are appointed as research associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer, contingent on experience and performance. The I-Hub/TGP Curriculum Fellow position is open for an immediate start. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the final submission deadline of 9 AM Eastern Time on Monday, October 28th .
Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:
(1) a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a teaching statement
Email application materials to email@example.com, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review process.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.