Program Director

Columbia University

New York, NY, NY

ID: 7078518
Posted: May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The candidate will serve as the Program Director of a new program in the Mailman School of Public Health that is focused on preventing pandemics. The Program Director will help design and coordinate both online didactic and in-person training in basic and applied microbiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and bioethics.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Epidemiology or equivalent in training and experience, with at least four years of directly related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. in microbiology or epidemiology, MD or DVM

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and computer (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, etc.) skills.

Experience with grant funding. Strong background in complex research design and management of research projects; writing and publication record in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology, microbiology, and/or biochemistry. Outstanding diplomatic skills are required along with an ability to set goals and make decisions independently; thrive in a complex, demanding and fluid environment.

Duties and responsibilities:

Design and management of the research and training program: 60%
Assist Director of Center in grant proposal writing: 25%
Collaborate with Finance Director in planning and allocation of budget for projects: 5%
Perform ad hoc projects as needed: 10%


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