Associate Director, Biology Salary
An Associate Director, Biology earns an average salary of $133,888 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for Associate Director, Biology
An associate director of biology will be directing a group of people involved in research, development, or instruction. Jobs may be at private business or educational facilities. If located in the private sector, you will be responsible for running biological experiments with the goals of commercializing the results. If in education, you will be responsible for the coordination, hiring, and procedures of the faculty. You will also be integrally involved with getting research grants, both in preparing grant proposals and reviewing those of your subordinates.Read More...
A bachelor's degree in biology or a related field is required. A master's or Ph.D. is often preferred. Experience in a management position is a very strong requirement. Additionally, you should have a strong foundation in research science and grant proposals. Finally, you have to be good at working with people and coordinating them. A large part of your job is coordinating different labs, so one needs to be very detail-oriented to fulfill all the requirements.
You will usually be reporting directly to the director of biology and working in an office setting. You will be required to visit the various labs that you are supervising, but you may or may not have your own projects. For the biologist who wishes to step into more of a management position, this is a stepping stone for a great career.
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