Associate Dean

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Job Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) seeks an Associate Dean to oversee its graduate program operations. WSBS was founded at the world-renowned CSHL 17 years ago to implement a prestigious and innovative PhD program in molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, genetics, genomics and quantitative biology. Now in its second decade, the success of the program has been widely celebrated and it has served as a model for other programs around the country.

The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean and will serve as the senior administrative officer for the graduate school. In this role, he/she will have overall responsibility for day-to-day operations, direction and coordination of the programs of the school. In addition to the graduate program, these include postdoctoral and summer undergraduate training programs. Job responsibilities will also include managing grant/Foundation applications and the WSBS nationally recognized accreditation. Furthermore, the Associate Dean will work closely with students, helping with fellowship applications and career development opportunities.

The Graduate program is constantly evolving, and the Associate Dean will work closely with WSBS faculty in developing the curriculum, implementing initiatives, and strengthening the WSBS mission of training future scientific leaders. A further role concerns maintaining alumni relations and promoting the accomplishments of students and alumni to the wider scientific community. If suitably qualified, the successful candidate may also be involved in teaching and course development.




-Ph.D. in biological sciences along with five years or greater of professional experience
-Proven experience in leading teams and handling complex operations under time and resource constraints
-Extensive management, operations and oversight experience in an academic or research-related setting
-Outstanding writing and communication skills are essential
-Experience working with Ph.D-level students, either as an advisor, mentor, or instructor
-Ability to interact effectively with faculty, other administrators, and staff within the WSBS and CSHL as well as with various outside contacts and constituencies

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package.

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Position Number: 00265-E

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply for this position online at:

Position Number: 00265-E

About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution recognized internationally for its excellence in ground-breaking research programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and bioinformatics and broad educational mission.

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