CAER Associate Director

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Job Title:

CAER Associate Director

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Working Title:

Associate Director, Carbon Materials (Cementious) Group

Department Name:

40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res

Work Location:

Lexington, Ky

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

6 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Requires handling light weight objects less than 10 lbs., some standing and walking; regular job-related travel; risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job; exposure to loud noises, hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, temperature extremes, burns, cuts/punctures.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday; some work-related travel required.

Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research is seeking to fill an Associate Director position to manage the Center’s Carbon Materials research group. This is a highly technical and a senior management-level position with responsibilities for the formulation, development and implementation of energy R&D, education, and service programs related to carbon materials. In the area of interest described above, the successful candidate will: a.) manage multiple projects and teams, a large group of mid-level scientists, engineers and technicians engaged in research and technology development; b.) foster the growth of extramural funding; c.) cooperate with and assist educational institutions, industry, labor, private individuals, and government when such cooperation will advance UK and the Center; d.) lead and contribute to research activities focused on the area of focus/expertise and support the development, implementation, ongoing management, tracking and reporting of a variety of research activities; e.) contribute to teaching, particularly at the graduate and post-graduate levels, by participating in graduate advising committees, and directing the educational experience of students; and f.)significant involvement in seminars, workshops, professional societies, and committees.

IEBC – Internal Employee Being Considered

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The position requires specialized knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures and techniques used in experimental laboratory work, including bench-scale and pilot-scale research related to carbon materials. The candidate should have 1.) Abilities to conceive and scale-up multi-step processing systems; 2.) Project management and leadership skills; and 3.) Oral and written communication skills. Practical experience in industry is desired. Demonstrated activity in publications, presentations at scientific meetings and involvement in professional organizations is necessary.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

PhD + 6

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time