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Scientific Outreach & Education Program Manager

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10340z at; please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Center for Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine (CAPMM)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Program Administration Specialist II
Working Title Scientific Outreach & Education Program Manager
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10340z
Recruit Number Staff - 8501
Working Hours
Location Prince William, VA
Other Location Occasional travel to other Mason work sites may be required
Pay Band Payband 5
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Scientific Outreach & Education Program Manager

The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) in the College of Science invites highly qualified candidates to apply for our Scientific Outreach and Education Program Manager position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The CAPMM Scientific Outreach & Education Program Manager is responsible for creating, organizing, generating funding, coordinating and managing all aspects of outreach programs designed to support 1) student interest and retention in Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), 2) interdisciplinary and multi-institution faculty collaborations, 3) local and international student research training in biotechnology, proteomics and molecular medicine, 4) collaborations between the university and outside entities, 5) event marketing and organization for public awareness of science, and marketing of scientific capabilities. These tasks are primarily accomplished through management of the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) and Galileo Science Café along with local and international laboratory research courses, student research symposiums, and fostering interdisciplinary and multi-institution research collaborations. The incumbent will also manage the marketing efforts of the center.

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Knowledge and Skills:
    • Extensive experience with laboratory management;
    • Hands-on familiarity with laboratory equipment and methods; and
    • Knowledge of biomedical concepts/methodology and recent advances related to human diseases such as cancer.
  • Program Management Knowledge and Skills:
    • Familiarity with grant writing and funding mechanisms to support managed programs such as foundation, corporate, individual, and granting agencies;
    • Knowledge of administrative and budgetary principles, concepts/methodology for event and meeting planning and organization;
    • Excellent MS Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) and proficient use of software to develop marketing materials, create multi-media curriculum, and statistically analyze data;
    • Ability to independently create, coordinate, plan, organize, and complete multiple and complex programs; and
    • The ability to project, track, and manage program budgets.
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills:
    • Proficient public speaking skills with the ability to present complex concepts to a lay audience; and
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and networking skills with a diverse group of stakeholders such as students, faculty/staff, university leadership, private sector, local officials, and community groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in science;
  • Knowledge of international visa requirements for visiting scientists;
  • Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements;
  • Website editing and development;
  • Wet lab experience; and
  • Experience training students in scientific methods.

About us:
The mission of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) is to: a) create new technologies and make basic science discoveries in the field of disease pathogenesis b) apply these discoveries and technologies to create and implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis and individualized therapy. The primary emphasis of our disease research is cancer, but new technologies developed in the center are being applied to a number of important human diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as liver, ocular, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases. For more information about CAPMM, visit

The College of Science blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains. While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world. For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10340z at; please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 19, 2018
Posting Date 12/21/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
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