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UT Health Assistant Director of Career Development - UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Director of Career Development - UTHealth School of Biomedical Sciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Requisition #: 190000L4

Position Summary:

Assistant Director of Career Development provides leadership for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (GSBS) in the area career development. The Assistant Director will organize and provide career development services and manage the internship program for the GSBS. The Assistant Director will also act as liaison for the GSBS, interfacing with career development efforts at surrounding institutions in the Texas Medical Center, as well as helping to identify and organize applications for career development-related funding activities.

Department: GSBS- Deans Office

Location: Houston (TMC)

FTE: Full Time

Status: Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Organizes and promotes GSBS career development efforts by overseeing career development events.

  • Implements workshops, online events, webinars related to career development activities including, but not limited to, Job Search Strategies, Career Exploration, Identifying Skills that Transfer to Industry, Converting CV to Resume, Resume Review and Editing, Academic and Non-academic Job Search, Interview Preparation, and Salary Negotiation.

  • Participates in one-on-one career development consultations with graduate students.

  • Organizes and manages the internship program for graduate students at the GSBS. Identifies and implements new internship opportunities

  • Acts as liaison for the GSBS and interfaces with career development efforts at surrounding institutions in the Texas Medical Center.

  • Identifies and organizes applications for career development-related funding activities.

  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends in career development for graduate students and attends professional meetings to keep abreast of latest trends in career development and graduate education.

  • Assists with the design or modification of career development publications in print and electronic form.

  • Reviews and revises policies and procedures as needed to improve operations including attending training, seminars, conferences, and other meetings.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of career development efforts; processes statistical information, forecasts and analyzes reports of historical data; prepares and submits annual reports regarding career development activities and post-graduate student placement.

  • Prepares budgets and operate within the budget guidelines.

  • May serve on various committees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and database management systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skillls

  • Evidence of established rapport with students in an educational setting

Minimum Education:

  • Master's degree in biomedical sciences, business administration, career counseling/development or other relevant field.

Preferred Candidates:

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences

  • Experience working in Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry

  • Experience working in higher education administration with direct interaction or advising/mentoring graduate students (e.g. Training programs)

  • Experience with designing and administering surveys using popular web-based platforms (i.e. Qualtrics, Survey Monkey)

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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