Visiting Coordinator of Research Centers
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Search Extended on March 6, 2017
The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Visiting Coordinator of Research Centers. Reporting to the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Executive Director, the Visiting Coordinator of Research Centers coordinates the day-to-day functioning of the National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center - the Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), as part of knowledge transfer goals, including assisting in establishing strategic alliances with targeted industrial corporations and international partners, and facilitating faculty and graduate student’s activities.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Coordinate with the EBICS Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Executive Director and Executive Committee, and collaborate with faculty, undergraduate and graduate students to develop and advance the research, education, entrepreneurial, and outreach programs in the area of nanotechnology for EBICS and coordinating centers such as CNST to meet the tactical and strategic goals of the EBICS.
• Generate and manage EBICS’ major efforts in resource development, education, training, and knowledge transfer in coordination with CNST. This includes coordinating Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) activities with partnering institutions such as Georgia Tech and MIT, coordinating evaluation and assessment activities, interfacing with museums, and the annual ethics module coordination.
• Organize professional center outreach and education events including the Graduate Teaching Consortium, Summer REU, and annual summer retreats by identifying and scheduling speakers and maintaining the associated budgets. Act as a liaison between EBICS and Student Leadership Council.
• Responsible for administrative operations including compiling, creating and submitting annual reports and other documents to funding agencies and database and data management.
• Event planning including coordination of on-site, video and web-based meetings, topical conferences, workshops, and symposia and managing the related budgets. Direct all logistics including associated with visits by speakers, scientists, postdoctoral candidates, and other scholars to the EBICS/CNST fora.
• Assist with center communications including preparation of short technical briefs, writing first draft of releases, generate content for new media and other outlets, and dissemination of information to all stakeholders.
• Assist with the implementation of hands-on training courses, workshops, and summer institutes including administering evaluation tools on various program aspects and compile results to present to senior leadership and reporting agencies. Manage research experience for undergraduates -REUs, and research experience for teachers- RETs. Work with faculty leads in short-listing applicants, selecting participants, and assist in meeting or exceeding diversity goals.
• Travel as needed, including evening/weekend activities and overnight stays, to provide on-site organization for events and workshops such as monitoring registration, assisting with speaker needs, providing updated event information to faculty and other special event related tasks, and concurrently disseminating information online and through other available channels.
• Coordinate EBICS-related activities and act as liaison between other campuses, universities, industry, and government agencies.
• Perform other duties related to furthering the mission of the Centers and affiliated labs.
• Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, Humanities, or related field.
• 1-2 years of academic or industrial experience related to research and development.
• 1-2 year experience in managing hands-on training courses and workshops.
• Competency in computers, computer graphics, MS office packages, and web development.
• Familiarity with a university system, and experience in grant writing, report writing, and preparation of presentation materials.
• Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to working effectively in a high-paced multidisciplinary team-oriented environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong general administrative skills, and strong sense of attention to detail.
• Master’s or higher degree in Science, Engineering, Humanities, or related field.
• Previous administrative and research experience in an engineering or science field.
• Strong record of writing reports and preparing seminar posters and presentations, and scheduling meetings.
• Proven track record of setting up booths at professional and outreach meetings.
• Record of working with international organizations and academic institutions.
• Ability to work with campus administration, support staff, faculty, and students.
• Familiarity with international visa issues.
• Knowledge of university systems, local tech-community, and stakeholders.
The Visiting Coordinator of Research Centers position is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Based on funding and unit needs, this position may become permanent in the future.
To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references by March 31, 2017. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Leslie Lewin Reinhart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-300-3872.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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