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Education and Outreach Specialist

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Education and Outreach Specialist

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Position Summary

To manage a summer intern program for TGen that meets the expectations of both Institute andFunding Agent (Helios Education Foundation). The summer intern program is designed to help meet TGen's education and outreach mission which is to educate, train and inspire the next generation of biomedical researchers in Arizona.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify academic institutions to target for recruiting efforts for the summer program. Develop and deliver presentations and materials used in recruiting applicants.
  • Coordinate summer intern application including solicitation, evaluation, managing the selection
  • committee, interviews and mentor matching process. Prepare mailings and materials.
  • Design and deliver orientation and training process for both interns and mentors. Ensure all interns are trained and compliant with federal and state requirements.
  • Further refine experiential surveys; analyze data from pre and post surveys. Develop, distribute and analyze a mentor's survey.
  • Organize weekly intern presentations, social activities and other training opportunities.
  • Design, develop and execute the summer intern symposium.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Develop professional relations that support bioscience education and outreach. Conduct

research and investigate trends in science education and workforce development.

Assist Program Director with delivering an educational outreach program that enhances

classroom education on and offsite. Programs will maximize the use of tactile and experiential

techniques as well as research projects to motivate teachers and students, thereby enhancing

science education and workforce development in the bioscience industry. Develop program

evaluation tools, establish metrics and measure efficacy of programs.

Prepare and deliver presentations pertaining to biosciences education including careers in the

sciences. Support public outreach events with a trade show exhibit booth, hands-on activities,

demonstrations and presentations as needed.

Become knowledgeable of and effectively communicate TGen's research philosophy and programs. Make onsite presentations to visitors and lead facility tours.

About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: .


Education and Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 3 years of job related experience.

Experience not required but highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in biomedical research.
  • Planning and delivery of outreach and professional development programs.
  • Report writing and administration.
  • Creating curricula, programs and experiences about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Program evaluation techniques and analysis.
  • Experience in event planning.

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