Tumor Biology Program Coordinator, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center
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Tumor Biology Program Coordinator, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
Over the past two decades, there has been a revolution in the study of cancer biology. Advances in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology have contributed to our understanding of malignant transformation, cancer prevention, and cancer therapy. Georgetown's Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology provides doctoral and masters students with an excellent environment and interdisciplinary training for a career in cancer biology research.
The Tumor Biology Program Coordinator serves as primary coordinator for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) graduate educational activities, including the Tumor Biology Ph.D. program, the Tumor Biology M.S. program, and the LCCC postdoctoral training program.
They work with the students, mentors, teaching faculty and staff to support graduate education by coordinating the activities ongoing within the Ph.D., M.S., and postdoctoral training program; and by working with trainees, mentors, and teaching faculty to facilitate the efficient and teaching and training missions of the LCCC.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coordination of the PhD TBIO Program
- Coordinates the TBIO PhD program with the PhD Program Director
- Overseas the admissions process each year with PhD program leadership
- Coordinates and takes minutes for the monthly TBIO Oversight Meeting
- Help orient new students and ensure they are registered for the correct classes
- Act as a resource for the students, answering questions and providing information and advice regarding TBIO and BGE processes
Coordination of the MS TBIO Program
- Coordinate the MS TBIO Program with MS TBIO Program Director
- Support orienting new students
- Serve as contact for the Registrar's Office
- Review and track students' progress
- Maintain communication with MS TBIO faculty mentors regarding MS TBIO research funds and relevant deadlines
- Assist in promoting, advertising and recruiting of new students, and also tracking graduates
Assistance with T32 training grant activities
- Complete appropriate NIH paperwork and annual reports
- Assist with the preparation and submission of training grant proposals and progress reports
General education-related activities
- Maintain database for tracking all TBIO trainees (MS, PhD, MD/PhD, postdocs)
- Oversee the fiscal management of all TBIO education programs
- Participate, record and follow up with TBIO educational committee meetings (weekly education committee meetings, TBIO Oversight Committee meetings)
- Prepare program newsletters and announcements
- Help maintain the TBIO website
Communication with trainees
- Maintain routine communication with all TBIO trainees
- Keep office hours to meet with trainees one-on-one
- Schedule and plan for educational meeting or social activities for trainees
- Plan for commencement events and exit interviews
- Maintain TBIO social media accounts
Correspondence with Biomedical Graduate Education Office (BGE)
- Attend mandatory meetings for program coordinators
- Respond to inquiries in a timely manner
- Remain up-to-date with new guidelines and policies
Reporting directly to the Directors of Graduate Studies the for the TBIO Ph.D. and TBIO M.S. programs, the Tumor Biology Program Coordinator supports the work of the TBIO Education Committee that coordinates graduate educational activities.
For coordinating priorities for the overall educational mission for the Cancer Center, they receive day-to-day direction from the DGSs for the Ph.D. and M.S. programs who work with the Director of Postdoctoral Training; the PIs of the T32 and other Training Grants, as well as the Associate Director for Education and Training.
- Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree
- 2 years of comparable administrative experience
- Basic mathematical skills
- Proficiency with MS Word, knowledge of graphics and desk-top publishing applications, and an understanding of database management and spreadsheet applications
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to deal effectively and professionally with a variety of persons
- Detail orientation with ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks
Experience in education and interactions with students
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