Research Educator - Neuroscience

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Binghamton University

Neuroscience Research Educator (RE) for Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) Program

The Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University will hire a Research Educator (RE), to begin 1 August 2017. This full-time position is for a two-year duration and candidates must have graduate degree before starting. This position is for Neuroscience (open to Ph.D.’s with neuroscience background).

Information about the FRI program and the faculty team for this research stream:

Responsibilities: The Research Educator (RE) oversees the daily research activities of the research stream. The RE will work with a faculty team to design, post and implement course materials for the research stream (e.g., lab manual, lab protocols, YouTube for procedures, and so forth). In coordination with the faculty team, the RE plans and delivers mini-lectures for the research stream courses. The RE oversees the operation of the research stream laboratory (e.g., ordering equipment and supplies), supervises teaching assistants (graduate teaching assistant and undergraduate peer mentors), helps FRI students with their projects, serves as a mentor to the FRI students, and facilitates the formative and summative assessments of the research stream and FRI students. The RE participates in a weekly FRI training and preparatory session. The RE also designs and implements a summer version of the academic year FRI. In addition, the RE assists with administrative work of the FRI program (e.g., tracking student progress and completion in the FRI) and co-teaches the FRI Research Methods course (delivered in flipped mode) with other FRI staff. The RE reports to the FRI director, but also works closely with the faculty team of the research stream. Thus, the RE is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program related to the FRI undergraduate courses.


Required Qualifications:  Strong candidates must have a graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a discipline that matches the research stream goals; minimum of two years of experience as a teaching assistant in higher education; ability to train undergraduate researchers and evaluate their work; ability to train, evaluate and supervise graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate peer teaching assistants; ability to manage a research laboratory; effective communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and web access software; ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency; ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. Must have strong professional, organizational and interpersonal skills and be able to speak, write and communicate in an articulate and successful manner. Must have the ability to problem solve, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks as well as to analyze and organize information and materials for a variety of research projects. Additional


Information: Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application materials required:

a)     Cover letter (1 page maximum) telling us why you are interested in the position, why you feel you are qualified, and your contact information

b)    Curriculum vita

c)     Contact information for three references, letters of recommendation will be requested upon application submission via

d)    Your philosophy of teaching science research (250-500 words)

Review of applications begins 1 January 2017 and continues until the position is filled.  Electronic applications are required; please submit your application materials to: Interview Exchange via Binghamton University.