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Student Programs Lead


Founded in 2018, BioscienceLA is the innovation catalyst for life sciences and health innovation in the greater Los Angeles region. The independent not-for-profit organization was seeded by LA County and has backing from Amgen, PhRMA, Richard Lundquist, Richard Merkin, City of Hope, and Cedars-Sinai, among others. Its mission is to ensure that Los Angeles has a collaborative, well-coalesced ecosystem and to advance the region’s capacity and pace of innovation by harmonizing the efforts of all stakeholders.

BioscienceLA operates as a fast-paced start-up with competitive salaries and healthcare benefits, flexible personal time off, other benefits to be determined, and opportunities for additional responsibilities and growth.

ABOUT the role

The BioscienceLA Student Programs Lead supports the BioscienceLA team, at both the program and administration levels. This position will assist in day-to-day oversight of all student programs, especially the BioFutures Internship Program and Summer Internship Experience.

This is a full-time role, with the expectation of 2–3 days on-site in our Culver City collaboration hub, 1–2 days at school and employer partner sites throughout the LA region, and the balance at home. A flexible schedule is possible.


  • Collaborate with Manager, Programs & Operations to set goals and processes for all Student Programs:
    • BioFutures Internship Program
    • Summer Internship Experience
    • Annual or periodic student events and conferences
    • Other student outreach to high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs
  • Serve as lead for information sessions and outreach events for Student Programs
  • Assist in management of day-to-day interactions with BioFutures prospects, applicants, and participants: schools, students, companies, and community partners
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Help strategize and organize future outreach/marketing efforts for Student Programs
  • Draft, edit, and produce marketing materials for upcoming workshops and events hosted by BioscienceLA
  • Collaborate on social media posts for Student Programs
  • Oversee calendar postings on website for events BioscienceLA supports and/or promotes
  • Help with event management for in-person and virtual activities
  • Gain an understanding of the life sciences ecosystem in the Greater LA region
  • Participate in all BioscienceLA team meetings
  • Perform other ancillary duties as required


  • 3–5 years of project management or related experience, with a focus on interdepartmental communication
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Proven ability to complete projects within scope, budget, and timeline
  • Leadership experience with student government, organizations, or clubs, especially those focused on careers and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products
  • Experience with Basecamp or other project collaboration tools, Airtable or other database tools, Salesforce or other CRM tools, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with public speaking

Preferred, not required:

  • Experience working in or with academic institutions, including community colleges or four-year universities
  • Experience working in a start-up environment
  • Experience with social media tools and services

Personal Characteristics:

  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to deal
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to prioritize
  • Poised and able to manage under stress with minimal supervision
  • Utmost level of integrity and ability to handle highly confidential information
  • Able to operate successfully in a lean, fast-paced organization
  • Commitment to follow-through
  • Strong team orientation
  • Fun-loving and high-energy







  • 📍 Los Angeles, CA, USA



The independent not-for-profit catalyst for life sciences innovation in the greater LA area, we accelerate the growth of funding, space, and talent.









Los Angeles, CA, USA