Therapeutics Graduate Program Curriculum Fellow

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7219857

Posted: February 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (HMS CFP) welcomes applications for a Therapeutics Graduate Program Curriculum Fellow (TGP CF) for the HMS Therapeutics Initiative and the HMS Office for Research Operations and Global Programs. This postdoctoral program targets early-career scientist-educators, emphasizing curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biological and biomedical sciences.
The TGP Curriculum Fellow collaborates with a diverse cohort of Curriculum Fellows, leveraging individual expertise while closely engaging with Harvard Medical School faculty and administration to craft, implement, and assess evidence-based graduate training. Fellows benefit from mentorship and career guidance, nurturing their growth as educators and facilitating success across various education-focused careers. Further details are available on our website (https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/).

The mission of the Therapeutics Graduate Program (TGP) is to: (1) provide students with the intellectual, scientific, laboratory, computational, and professional skills needed to excel in academic and industrial careers related to therapeutics discovery and development; (2) create and sustain a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and engaged community of students and faculty with shared interests in therapeutics; and (3) provide a safe, respectful, and stimulating environment for training and professional development. Our program opens doors to well-paid jobs and leadership trajectories in pharmacological sciences and drug discovery research in academia and industry.
The CF will report directly to and receive mentorship from Dr. David Golan, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, and HMS Dean for Research Operations and Global Programs, and Dr. Aimee Hollander, the Curriculum Fellows Program Director.
The primary responsibilities of the TGP Curriculum Fellow are expected to include:

● Partner with faculty on the TGP’s required courses in pharmacology and drug discovery, including but not limited to: BCMP 301qc, an intensive January term course; BCMP 236, a full semester course; and CELLBIO 302qc, a half semester course; as well as short courses and workshops addressing advanced and specialized topics.
● Collect and analyze student outcomes for TGP required courses to evaluate the effectiveness of these courses, resulting in a written report(s) provided to the course directors.
● Facilitate and contribute to development of a new course in cell and gene therapy based on modern best teaching practices.

● Contribute to the TGP’s NIGMS Pharmacological Sciences T32 training grant, including gathering data for progress reports, supplemental funding, or renewal.
● Collaborate with colleagues in the TGP and in the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows on various workshops, community events, and related programming. The TGP CF is expected to attend and participate in TGP community events.
● Actively participate in the TGP leadership group, support faculty directors, and work with program manager to facilitate a dynamic, engaging, collaborative, and supportive environment for the program and its activities.
Additionally, the TGP Curriculum Fellow will have specific responsibilities to the CFP:

● Take required courses, including Teaching 100 and Teaching 101.
● Participate in weekly CFP group meetings and pedagogical journal clubs.
● Present at university-wide workshops on curricular and pedagogical topics.
● Assist in developing the curriculum for the NIH-mandated Responsible Conduct of Science (RCOS) course.
● Assist with the organization of the Graduate Science Education Series (GSES), https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/graduate-science-education-series
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences, preferably related to therapeutic science, pathophysiology, pharmacology, or disease-related research along with teaching experience. Candidates who are currently finishing their doctoral work but have not yet graduated are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates will be evaluated based upon their:
● Demonstrated interest or experience with teaching and/or curriculum development in higher education settings
● Interest and/or experience in teaching and developing curriculum in an asynchronous online environment
● Ability to research and learn new topics related to therapeutic science, and to apply that knowledge for curriculum development or improvement
● Organizational and written and oral communication skills
● Experience in project planning and implementation from conception to completion
● Ability to support collaborations across departments in a fast-paced academic environment
● Ability to work independently as well as part of a small, coordinated team
The ideal start date for this Curriculum Fellow is approximately early-mid June, 2024. This is a hybrid position and the candidate will be expected to work in person on the HMS campus in Boston, MA 2-3 days per week. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track.

Application Deadline & Instructions:

Applications received by Monday, March 25, 2024 will receive a full review. Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Applicants who apply after the deadline must email [email protected] to alert the hiring team you've applied.
To apply, CLICK HERE, or copy the application URL into your browser: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/13512
Below are the required application materials needed to apply:

● A cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please highlight your experience in curriculum development, particularly related to drug discovery, therapeutic science, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, or cell biology in your cover letter.
● A curriculum vitae.
● A teaching statement. The teaching statement is an opportunity to describe your philosophy of teaching in the context of your own experiences. A discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an important component of the teaching statement. Submissions will be evaluated according to the guidelines found on our website, here, https://curriculumfellows.hms.harvard.edu/teaching-statement-guidelines
● The names and contact information of three professional references.

If you have any questions specific to the program or fellowship, please email: [email protected].
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture (https://hr.fas.harvard.edu/inclusive-culture) of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.
Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values: https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/campus-culture/mission-community-values-diversity-stateme
nt

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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Job posting number:#7219857
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
Boston,Massachusetts
United States
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