• Manager, Office of Career & Professional Development

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 9:17 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Development
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    The Manager, Office of Career & Professional Development will work to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate career and professional development services and activities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.



    You will:

    • Provide and maintain resources to address career exploration in academia, industry, policy, teaching, science writing, etc.
    • Guide students and postdocs in the design and development of a personal plan to organize their job search.
    • Advise students and postdocs on how to tailor professional correspondence for specific job opportunities and/or industries, including resumes/CVs, cover letters, thank you notes and research statements.
    • Offer programs and maintain resources to enable students and postdocs to practice job talks and refine interviewing skills; provide one-on-one guidance in these areas.
    • Develop relationships with corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations that have job opportunities for biomedical researchers. Coordinate networking and informational activities with these entities. 
    • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of career fairs and company site visits for grad students and postdocs.
    • Develop and maintain calendar of events – listing of local, regional and national career fairs and other professional development and networking events.
    • Manage the OCPD internal website, and contribute to the general education website to provide grad students and postdocs access to tools and resources relevant to their job search and professional development.
    • Maintain metrics on trainee outcomes and develop strategies to communciate the findings and to pivot offerings based on emerging trends.
    • Track attendance at events, and evaluate the office’s offerings on an ongoing basis with graduate and postdoc program offices to ensure the provision of quality support services. Evaluation may include review of data on service/program utilization and method of service delivery, as well as focus groups.
    • Work with trainees to establish relationships with those who can provide career mentoring and feedback.
    • Assess whether trainees might require additional support beyond career development and make referrals to other offices (Employee Assistance, Human Resources, etc).


    You need:

    • Doctorate in the Biomedicine field with 2 years of professional experience or Master’s Degree with 4-7 professional years of experience



    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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