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Requisition Number::  167369
Date:  Jan 19, 2022

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.



Occupational Summary

The Duke Biosciences Collaborative for Research Engagement (BioCoRE) Program is the signature PhD student diversity initiative within the IDEALS (Inclusion,
Diversity, Equity, Advancement, and Leadership in the Sciences) Office.
The IDEALS Office seeks to maximize the recruitment and retention efforts for trainees from historically excluded and underserved backgrounds. Working closely with campus partners such as the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Services at Duke, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education within the Duke School of Medicine, the IDEALS office serves doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences to provide access to university-wide resources and support systems.

The goal of BioCoRE is to create a strong and supportive a community of diverse PhD students who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion, the Program Director will lead all programmatic efforts, providing independent leadership, oversight and infrastructure to academic and social programs and events. In addition, the Program Director will assist with financial administration of BioCoRE scholars Early Start program funds and the professional development funds provided their second year. Facilitate cross-institutional interactions between relevant offices from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School, the Pratt School of Engineering, and Trinity College.

Overall, the Program Director will mentor and oversee over 100 graduate Scholars.




Work Performed

BioCoRE Scholar Support

  • Manage Student Leadership Committees, BioCoRE peer mentoring programs, and Prelim PREP group established to give scholars ownership in the activities and direction of the BioCoRE community
  • Conduct one-on-one check ins with each BioCoRE scholar



  • Lead programming related to the Duke BioCoRE Program Conceive, organize, coordinate, advertise, and successfully execute BioCoRE programming, including workshops, seminars, social events, and career development initiatives for all BioCoRE Scholars.
  • Organize and lead the “Early Start” program for incoming scholars through coordinating academic, community building, and career development programming to take place during the four-week summer program for all graduate BioCoRE Scholars.
  • Spearhead the planning and facilitation of the annual BioCoRE retreat. Helping to identify, invite and coordinating the conference facilitating connections and collaborations with partner institutions in the areas of research, curricular/instructional support and community engagement.



  • Represent Duke BioCoRE at conferences and arrange Scholar attendance to represent Duke BioCoRE at scientific conferences; promote recruitment of students to the program; manage travel and attendance logistics.
  • Provide information regarding BioCoRE during graduate program interviews at departmental specific events and joint information sessions and actively work with BioCoRE-affiliated departments and program admissions to advertise and recruit prospective PhD students from diverse backgrounds to Duke.



  • Identify new and maintain established collaborations with partner institutions including relevant STEM departments at regional HBCUs, MSIs and or STEM diversity initiatives at PWIs.
  • Develop partnerships with other IMSD Program Coordinators and serve as the lead liaison in the Mid-Atlantic PREP and IMSD Research Symposium group; establish administrative links and collaborations with partner institutions.


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Candidates with a background in a STEM discipline preferred.


Work requires the ability to plan and administer programs and direct program activities within a specific functional area, generally acquired through four years of related experience.




Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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