- Doctoral Degree
- Master's Degree
- Research Experience
- Classroom Experience
- Investment Management
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.
At HHMI, you are not just an employee – you are a part of a creative and talented team with colleagues whose expertise ranges from biomedical research to investment management, from information technology to law. We encourage collaborative and results-driven working styles and offer an adaptable environment where employees can function at their highest level. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working at HHMI are making a difference.
Are you passionate about science education and making a difference in inspiring tomorrow’s scientists, science teachers, and the public? BioInteractive is seeking a Biologist and Educational Media Developer to join a highly collaborative and creative team of scientists, educators, animators and programmers committed to transforming the teaching of biology in high school and undergraduate classrooms.
BioInteractive is a program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a recognized leader in providing outstanding resources and professional development to educators. Our work is designed to promote student-centered learning, engagement with the scientific process, and planet stewardship.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience teaching biology and developing classroom activities and assessments. This role will report to the Managing Director of Educational Media. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to join HHMI BioInteractive.
Working in collaboration with other team members, identify important concepts in high school and college-level introductory biology to develop a variety of resources, from online interactives and short films to instructor guides and hands-on activities.
Author original resources, and review and revise resources developed by team members or contractors.
Organize BioInteractive resources into learning sequences or units for implementation by educators.
Plan and execute strategies aimed at increasing awareness and use of BioInteractive resources among our audiences.
Participate in outreach activities, including facilitating faculty professional development, and in evaluation research studies.
Highly collaborative, interactive, and mission-driven work style.
Ability to interact constructively with colleagues with a wide range of backgrounds and skillsets.
Demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the sciences and science education.
Proven ability to manage and keep track of a variety of projects, timelines, and budgets.
Knowledge of Vision and Change.
Willingness to contribute to a variety of activities that will advance BioInteractive’s mission.
Required Qualifications and Experience
A Master’s or PhD in life science.
A minimum of two years of teaching experience, preferably teaching introductory biology at a 2- or 4-year institution.
Experience creating instructional materials and assessments for the classroom or an informal education setting.
Publications or presentations in science and/or science education.
HHMI is an equal opportunity employer.