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Program Director

  • Requisition no: 514877
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Center for Infection and Immunity
  • Grade: Grade 106
  • Categories: Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: commensurate with experience

Position Summary

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.


  • 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%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience and at least five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Epidemiology or equivalent in training and experience is strongly preferred.

  • PhD in microbiology or epidemiology, MD or DVM
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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