The MUSC Institute of Neuroscience Discovery (MIND) is an endowed center that focuses on reducing barriers to treatment of conditions such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, addiction, spinal cord injury, and movement disorders. MIND is hiring a Director of Education with a master’s or doctorate degree in neuroscience who will oversee the educational directives of the program. This position will report directly to MIND’s Executive Director. In general, this includes:
- Responsibility for supporting students, interns, and other team members through scientific guidance and mentoring.
- Responsibility for managing day-to-day research activity and goals of students as well as the overall scientific progress of the team. This may include manuscript writing, data analysis and help with experimental setup and design.
- Responsibility for providing regular updates to the MIND leadership team regarding student progress and development.
- Other tasks as required.
Education and Work Experience:
Minimum qualifications include previous experience providing scientific mentoring and guidance to students. Requires masters or doctoral degree in neuroscience or in a relevant field aligned with MIND’s directives.
Licensure, Certifications, and Registrations:
- No prerequisite licensure and certifications
- Expectation of pursuit of continuing education and training on best practices
Degree of Supervision:
This position will work under direct supervision of MIND’s Executive Director, which will require numerous meetings on weekly and ad hoc bases. The Director of Education will primarily work in MUSC’s Clinical Sciences Building, with an expectation of attending external meetings and other Institute-related events as necessary, including conferences in other regions or countries. The Director of Education will be expected to oversee MIND staff, volunteers, visiting students, and program participants on an as-needed basis.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting items/packages, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Requires occasional lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids. Requires frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Freedom from mental disorders, which would interfere with performance of duties. Speaking ability sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person or over the telephone. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing. Ability to operate patient care equipment.
Job Duties with Percentages
- 20%: Guiding and mentoring students on scientific techniques and knowledge. This may include introducing basic scientific knowledge, instructions on scientific techniques, and practice on reading scientific journals.
- 20%: Providing support on student led-projects through the various stages of scientific research. These stages include initial hypothesis forming, literature reviews, experimental design, experiment, data analysis, manuscript write-up, and journal submissions.
- 30%: Developing and completing personal-led research with the goal of submitting manuscripts to journals.
- 10%: Providing general support as MIND’s Director of Education in tasks and activities that promotes the directives of the MIND program.