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Sr Program Manager, BMB

University of Massachusetts Medical School
361-365 Plantation Street
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology (BMB) and the Institute for Drug Resistance (IDR) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School seek a full-time trained scientist/communications professional to take on an exciting new position as Senior Program Manager. Under the direction of the Department Chair or designee, the Senior Program Manager will 1) develop and implement marketing campaigns to increase BMB and IDR visibility, 2) build outreach programs to both the global science community and our local community, and 3) attract philanthropic support to help us achieve our goals. This role will include development and preparation of marketing campaigns, grant proposals, and social media strategies; drafting scientific communications targeting a wide variety of audiences; organizing local conferences and networking events; and engaging in fundraising activities.


The BMB department engages in groundbreaking research into the molecular mechanisms that govern basic biological processes with an emphasis on integrative approaches at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and math. The IDR focuses on the mechanisms that drive emergence of drug resistance in pathogenic infection, cancer treatment, and beyond, enabling new drug design strategies and therapeutic modalities. Both the Department and the Institute foster and support diversity and collegiality in their thriving research communities. Our combined mission is to enable outstanding research, train the next generation of scientific leaders, and provide service to the scientific and local communities through our outreach efforts.



  • Work with the Chair or designee to research and develop effective and efficient public outreach, communications, and fundraising plans.
  • Research, organize, and prepare grant proposal applications in support of department outreach activities.
  • Prepare internal and external communications for the department to disseminate key advances towards our research, education, service, and diversity goals.
  • Use multimedia tools and cutting-edge technology to create content that helps explain our research to a broad audience.
  • Enhance traffic and engagement with the BMB and IDR websites through new content development, including departmental efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop and implement marketing campaigns targeted to a wide variety of audiences, including planning and executing a social media strategy.
  • Interface with the Office of Communications and Advancement to ensure best practices and maintain high professional standards.
  • Perform other job duties as required


  • Master’s degree from a science, health care, or communications program
  • Three years of science / health care communications experience.
  • Broad knowledge of social media platforms and professional communications.
  • Experience writing grants and/or other scientific communications with publication.
  • Experience using software tools for content creation (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems, etc.).
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with leaders, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and units.
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment including frequent interaction with faculty, staff, and students engaged in life science research.
  • Demonstrated ability in applying practices that foster a community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Ph.D. preferred in a life science discipline
  • Demonstrated experience with fundraising and development.
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Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

Mission and Culture

  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
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  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
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  • Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 


UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

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With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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