Postdoctoral Role in Research and Management of a Multi-university Equity/STEM Program

Rice University, Department of Bioengineering

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Base Salary: $60,000

Description

The Department of Bioengineering is seeking a postdoc to take a leadership role in research and management of a multi-university equity/STEM program building a pipeline to greater numbers of students from low-income backgrounds pursuing professional Masters degrees. The research focus is on multi-organizational, cross-cultural multi-team systems (MTS). Participating Masters programs are in STEM and engineering at several HBCUs and Rice University.

An ideal candidate is someone who seeks to utilize their graduate degree to pursue consulting, management, or administration and would be looking to leverage this position to develop their project management and professional skills to run large programs like this. Ideal candidates also include those with a vision for their future in academia, recognizing that this position would give them the management experience to run multi-institutional research projects in the future.

Job duties are split between program management and research aspects. Management aspects of the job include reporting, fund management and allocation to stakeholders, communication between stakeholders, institutions, and student cohorts, working with the PIs to administer the program, seeking and retaining scholars, and developing the cohorts. Research duties include developing and supporting the implementation of research instruments and protocols, data collection, data analysis, disseminating research results, assisting with supervising graduate and undergraduate researchers, helping prepare deliverables associated with external research support, working closely with external partners on the deployment of research instruments and training that are part of the project, and helping prepare proposals to solicit additional external research funding. This position requires taking a leadership role in research for a project that is focused on STEM graduate degrees and careers for students from low-income backgrounds. The research focus is on multi-organizational, cross-cultural multi-team systems (MTS).

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