Translational Biomedical Research Management

Job description

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Hartwick College in their search for an experienced leader to serve as the Founding Program Director for M.S. Program in Translational Biomedical Research Management.

The successful candidate is entrepreneurially minded and ready to develop and drive this new and innovative program. The ideal candidate has strong industry ties, proven management experience and a hunger to lead this impactful program to success. Their pioneering spirit will serve them well as they develop and grow the college’s first masters program.

The ideal candidate conceptually understands the entire process of “translating” existing knowledge about biology into techniques and tools for treating human disease. They offer expertise in translating basic biomedical research findings into marketable medical products with preference given to those with prior college-level teaching experience. Connections and relationships in biomedical or pharmaceutical industries are key in successful program development.

The successful candidate must excel in establishing and maintaining high functioning, result-producing relationships and be current in the market’s latest trends and drivers. They have passion and vision and will actively engage and educate prospective students and industry partners on this newly developed program.

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. With an established curriculum framework, the Founding Director can focus on the development and recruitment of students and industry partnerships.

The Translational Biomedical Research Management Program Director/Lead Faculty Member M.S. Program in Translational Biomedical Research Management is a full-time, tenure-track appointment (rank open) and reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Molecular Genetics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field and/or an M.D.
  • Industry experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or other biomedical products
  • Entrepreneurially minded, comfortable forging new ground
  • Administrative or management experience
  • Has taught at the college or university level as an adjunct or in graduate work
  • Familiarity with online teaching methods – having either taught or taken classes online previously
  • Experience managing internships or scientists
  • Previous implementation work experience (brought products to market)
  • Open to professional development

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years industry experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devises, or other biomedical products
  • Full time faculty experience
  • Online teaching experience


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.

About the 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 September 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.

About Hartwick College:

Hartwick College is a non-denominational, private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college in Oneonta, New York offering 35 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, it offers over 30 minors, pre-professional programs in law, medicine, engineering and allied health professions; and five cooperative programs in engineering, law, business, and physical and occupational therapy.

Hartwick College was featured by journalist and scientific writer Malcolm Gladwell in his book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants as a liberal arts college that offers the same academic rigor and quality of education with similar career outcomes of an ivy league university or elite liberal arts college in the United States, without the competitiveness or admission criteria of these top colleges and universities.

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Hartwick College 159th in its National Liberal Arts College Rankings. Hartwick College is ranked 59th for liberal arts colleges on's 2016-17 list of highest-paid graduates and Business Insider recognized Hartwick as #13 in their 2015 "50 Most Underrated Colleges in America" ranking for graduate earning potential. Forbes Magazine ranked Hartwick # 501 overall in the 2016 Forbes ranking of the best colleges and universities in the nation; public and private colleges and universities included. Hartwick College is one of just 375 colleges nationwide recognized as a College of Distinction in multiple categories. Hartwick is also consistently featured in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and it is a Princeton Review Best Northeastern College.

Living in the Area:

Situated in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains’, Oneonta is a scenic college town boasting a lower cost of living, lower unemployment rates, lower crime rate and higher educational levels than the national average. With median home values of $141K and monthly rents of $835, the area offers an affordable lifestyle in a picturesque environment with close access to New York City. The idyllic environment is an exceptional area for the outdoor enthusiast, raise a family, or simply enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle void of rush hour traffic.

The College is located just 3.5 hours north of New York City, 4 hours west of Boston, MA, and 4.5 hours north of Philadelphia. The campus sits on a hilltop that spans 425 picturesque acres and overlooks the Catskill Mountains.

Conveniently located just off Rt. 88 in Oneonta, Hartwick is also just 59 miles from Binghamton, NY, 82 miles to Albany, NY, and 60 miles from Utica, NY. Cooperstown, NY, known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Glimmer Glass Opera is just right down the road.

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. You may apply directly at

Inquiries and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner with Academic Career & Executive Search:  [email protected] or call 860-740-2600.




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Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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