Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering

2151 14984
Position ID:Duke-Pratt School of Engineering-CAGTAR [#14984]
Position Title: CAGT Associate In Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/10/14 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/10/07, finished 2019/10/23, listed until 2020/04/07)
Position Description:    

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Duke University is launching a new Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) to highlight and support Duke’s interdisciplinary efforts and scientific leaders focused on engineering new technologies and approaches to elucidate the function of the genome, decipher the role of the genome in health and disease, and develop new genetic medicines. This Center is supported across the Pratt School of Engineering, the Trinity School of Arts & Sciences, and the Duke University Medical Center, and has a physical home in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences. 


The Program Coordinator for the Duke CAGT will work closely with Center Leadership to execute the Center’s mission to maintain and expand a world-class scientific program in genome sciences and engineering, train the next generation of genome scientists and engineers, and distribute the results and activities of the CAGT to the broader scientific community. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, flexible, and dynamic self-starter. Job responsibilities will include traditional support roles, including updating social media, managing website content, and planning and coordinating seminars and symposia. Moreover, candidates for this position should have enthusiasm for playing an active role in identifying needs in the exciting environment of the Center, as well as expanding their skillset to develop and provide new administrative and coordination functions.



Specific job responsibilities include:


Assist the Director, Executive Director, and Steering Committee in the development of and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives of the Center.


Coordinate and manage all aspects of regular and special programs such as a seminar series and annual symposia. These activities will include inviting appropriate speakers or other participants, coordinating schedules, event logistics and space, catering, publicity, and ensuring necessary financial arrangements are managed to a budget. Coordinate calendars and meetings for collaborative projects between the Director and Center members.


Develop and implement a communications plan, including website development and maintenance, print materials, and social media activities. Print materials will include brochures, bulletins and other publications to describe the program’s academic goals and events such as symposia, seminar, and other special activities.  Publish, develop and implement other communications vehicles such as newsletters to include compiling news and educational articles of local interests; write and edit text and coordinate printing and distribution.


Manage print and electronic advertising activities, which may include budgeting, planning, and working with external design firms or media vendors/buyers for marketing campaigns.


Coordinate and participate in the implementation of promotional ideas and activities in support of a comprehensive public relations program to publicize and promote the Center activities and programs for general and specialized audiences.


Maintain liaison with outside educational and professional organizations and agencies to explore implementation of specialized programs at Duke and to encourage participation in specified programs.


Correspond with interested students and other universities to provide information concerning activities, policies and procedures of the program.  


Partner with the Executive Director to develop and implement assessment strategies to determine the quality and impact of programming.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications:

Education/Training: Work requires analytical, communications, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program in physical sciences, social sciences, or management.


Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708-0271

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