Translational Biomedical Research Management

Oneonta, New York
Aug 08, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Translational Biomedical Research Management
Program Director/Lead Faculty Member
M.S. Program in Translational Biomedical Research Management

Title: Program Director for M.S. Program in Translational Biomedical Research Management
Date Needed: Fall 2018

Description: Hartwick College seeks an entrepreneurial program director to launch its first graduate program leading to an M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management. This year-round degree program will be delivered primarily on-line, with on-campus sessions of 2-3 days several times per semester. The program will draw students from across the country.

An ideal candidate must be able to “translate” existing knowledge about biology into techniques and tools for treating human disease. Do you have a passion for translational research that encompasses medical genetics, oncology and cardiology? There is tremendous demand for transforming scientific discoveries into viable products the marketplace needs.

Hartwick invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment (rank open) as Director of a new M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM) Program. We seek individuals with expertise in translating basic biomedical research findings into marketable medical products, with preference given to those with prior college-level teaching experience.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Molecular Genetics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field, and/or an M.D. While we prefer candidates with at least 5 years of industrial experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or other biomedical products, we will consider applications from recent Ph.D. graduates.

In addition to teaching and overseeing summer internships, the Director is expected to: recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate a full-time administrative assistant and part-time instructors; work closely with Admissions to market the program and recruit students; identify and contract with internship sites; refine or revise the curriculum as necessary; advise students; and oversee all other administrative functions within the Program, including assessment. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students. Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.

M.S. in TBRM Program
The interdisciplinary M.S. in Translational Biomedical Research Management (TBRM) program integrates didactic and experiential training in biotechnology, computational, problem–solving, and management methods to prepare versatile, critically thinking managers and leaders for academic, industrial, and governmental research facilities. Students will bring their diverse academic and professional backgrounds to bear on expanding and honing their knowledge and skills so they can fill emerging roles in the growing field of Translational Biomedical Research Management.

This two-year long cohort-model program will start in January 2019 and will combine on-line (combination of instructor-led synchronous and asynchronous sessions, individual self-study, and virtual teamwork) and on-campus (2-3 day sessions several times per semester) instruction. Some courses will be fully on-line, whereas others will be blended (on-line plus on-campus components). Courses will be offered during three 14-week semesters per year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). A list of courses and a tentative schedule is available upon request.

Questions about the position should be directed to the Provost/VPAA (

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of unconscious bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

-cover letter
-curriculum vitae
-statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
-Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor)

All materials should be sent electronically to with Program Director-Translational Biomedical Research Management in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

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