Educational Programs Manager

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity

The Morgridge Institute for Research seeks a creative, experienced and collaborative person interesting in assuming a key role developing and coordinating educational and professional development programs. The educational programs manager will advance the Morgridge Institute’s mission to serve society through programs and activities that spark curiosity for science in our everyday lives, strengthen the professional development of institute trainees, and increase awareness of our biomedical endeavors. Reporting to the chief communications officer, the individual will work closely with leadership, scientists, students and advancement staff, UW-Madison and others to manage existing and develop new programs, projects, and events targeted to engage select external audiences in a way that inspires further interest in science and increases their awareness of and connection to Morgridge, or enhances the learning and professional development of our post-doctoral and graduate students.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and develop existing and new programs for institute affiliated post-doctoral and graduate students that provide leadership and professional development that are aligned with the Morgridge Mission and values. These should augment or expand programs offered by UW-Madison and prepare trainees for success at the highest levels of modern science.
  • Develop and deliver public education programs solely for the Morgridge Institute that reflect and advance the institute’s science and mission. These offerings should complement Morgridge Advancement strategies and be coordinated in collaboration with Morgridge Advancement. As such, they should inspire curiosity for science, foster a connection to the institute, and bolster awareness of Morgridge science. This may also include working with Morgridge investigators and scientists to develop requisite training initiatives serving their scientific and professional goals.
  • Collaborate with key constituencies such as fellowship and training directors, department chairs, and the UW Graduate School to facilitate the development of educational initiatives across discipline boundaries in support of, and linking education and research in biomedical sciences.
  • Initiate and facilitate programs that foster a supportive community that brings together Morgridge affiliated post-doctoral and graduate students with current institute scientists, past affiliated students, Morgridge leadership, and supporters for the purpose of enhancing professional opportunities for current and past students, and increasing student affinity to Morgridge.
  • Report results of activity to the Morgridge Board of Trustee Education, Ethics, and Outreach Committee, and the Science and Technology Committee, as well as other duties as assigned by position supervisor.


Ideal candidates will possess a master’s degree in education, a biomedical science, or equivalent experience with five or more years of successful experience in education, the biomedical industry, or proven transferrable capability. Candidates must demonstrate skills as a program manager and event planner including delivery of educational and scientific engagement programs. The successful candidate should also have a strong ability to communicate effectively with external and internal stakeholders, and ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment is required.

To apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the link below.

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