The Indiana University School of Medicine Graduate Division announces an opening for the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). Postdoctoral training at IU School of Medicine broadens the knowledge of PhDs while advancing their careers. The IUSMOPA serves 200+ postdoctoral scientists.
Position Summary: Oversees all administrative aspects of postdoctoral community affairs, including furthering the development of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, establishing and maintaining communications with IUSM postdoctoral fellows in order to promote research collaborations, etc., providing career and professional development resources for IUSM postdoctoral fellows, including the planning of events focused on career and professional development, communicating information about career opportunities, developing and overseeing programs and events, as well as serving as an advocate for postdoc issues with faculty and administration.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 1.Establishes and maintains communications with IUSM postdoctoral fellows to develop a functional community in order to promote research collaborations, etc. 2.In coordination with the OPA Advisory Committee, drafts, implements and communicates postdoc policies based on feedback from faculty, staff, postdoc, and based on their own analysis of policy needs 3.Serves as an advocate for postdoctoral issues and concerns within the IU School of Medicine, including faculty and administration 4.Designs professional development workshops to prepare postdocs for a wide range of careers. 5.Provides career and professional development support through individual meetings, document/material review, and the curation of online and physical resources 6.Designs and conducts New Postdoc Orientation sessions 7.Provides resources for IUSM faculty to assist in the recruitment and retention of high quality postdoctoral fellows 8.Enhances the website for the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 9.Attends local, regional and national meetings (NPA, AAMC, etc.) on postdoctoral affairs as a representative of IU School of Medicine. Investigates potential postdoctoral opportunities and gains exposure to emerging trends pertaining to the needs of the postdoctoral community 10.Manages and oversees the budget for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 11.Serves as the advisor of the Postdoctoral Association, supporting the activities of the PDA through time and resources
Ph.D. (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience
An understanding of biological/biomedical sciences
Ability to work independently
Outstanding communications skills
Available to travel and work flexible hours
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Experience in postdoctoral/graduate student professional development
Proficiency with website development and management
Knowledge of federal granting agencies and their procedures
Familiarity with computer and database systems used by Indiana University
Department Contact for Questions:
Patti Holt Director of Fiscal & HR Services firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM002682016
Internal Number: 5293
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.