Research Scientist-in-Residence

Posting Date


Closing Date

Application materials will be received until position has been filled.

Starting date

Summer 2016


Shattuck-St. Mary’s, an independent college preparatory boarding/day school (grades 6-12) in Faribault, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Research Scientist-in-Residence, to begin in summer 2016. With the goal of providing its students with increased access to authentic research experiences, the School’s vision is to house a fully functional and fully-equipped university-level laboratory research facility, supervised by a research scientist (Scientist-in-Residence). The recruitment of this position will finalize the development of one of Shattuck-St. Mary’s premier academic programs, the BioScience Center of Excellence (BCOE) whose curriculum and enrichment activities are specifically designed to challenge and inspire high-ability science students planning to pursue careers in medical research, biomedical engineering or medicine.




  • Determine and oversee laboratory research goals
  • Provide mentorship to high school students, including oversight of lab work, identification of venues for written and oral presentation of student research, and assistance with writing articles and creating posters
  • Design and teach an introductory Biotechnology and Laboratory Science course
  • Secure external funding to maintain the operation of the laboratory facility
  • Design and direct a summer-long high school research camp, and assist with occasional weekend science camps
  • Assume additional co-curricular and residential life duties typical of a standard boarding school setting; in this case, the Scientist-in-Residence will most likely serve these duties by maintaining research lab hours for students on evenings and weekends.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a vigorous research program, to secure external research funds, to present research findings at relevant academic conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Commitment to high school science education, including the desire to meaningfully involve high school students in authentic laboratory research
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentorship of students at an undergraduate or high school institution, including familiarity with the use of engaging and innovative pedagogical techniques

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