Part-Time, Contract “Science of Biotech 101” Course Instructor

Oct 02, 2020


The Science of Biotech 101 Course Instructor serves as an independent contractor to deliver the current course, lead the development of new course content and coordinate the Science of Biotech 101 course for non-scientists working in the life science industry. This would include supervision of potential guest instructors or speakers.

Commitment and Format:

  • Course is offered an estimated five times per year with potential additional offerings on one-time bases.
  • Virtual Format: Three (3) 2.5-hour sessions with 10-minute break during each session (7 hours).
  • In-Person Format: One (1) business day with 30-minute break for lunch and two (2) 15-minute breaks (7 hours).


  • Refresh current course materials to feature important new advances relevant to the industry.
  • Include hands-on activities relevant to the biotechnology industry.
  • Collaborate with MassBioEd to communicate with registrants regarding changes in schedule or content.
  • Identify and select guest instructors or speakers with appropriate expertise when needed and recommend their hiring by MassBioEd. Supervise and evaluate their first class.
  • Review and update course materials, syllabus and agenda before each session as needed.
  • Provide MassBioEd course coordinator with all up-to-date materials at least 14 days before the start of class.
  • Oversee content and continuity of classes.
  • If needed, attend meetings at MassBioEd, as required to address current issues, not to exceed two hours per session.
  • Provide students with appropriate feedback on in-class assignments and presentations
  • Promote and market the course. Encourage enrollment in the course consistent with MassBioEd’s interest in offering and promoting the course.
  • Includes presentations at meetings, as mutually agreed with MassBioEd not to exceed one hour in length.


  • Advanced degree in cell or molecular biology, pharmacology of biotechnology.
  • 5+ years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience at a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical firm, preferred.

Competitive wage and commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter to

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