Mgr-Research Project

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
May 08, 2014

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci 303000 ESE

Position Summary: The Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Coord-Research Program position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing 1-2 dozen interdisciplinary research projects in a grant-funded research center, the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (NACSE). Includes coordination of research teams involving approximately 25-35 (15-20 FTE) faculty, postdoctoral researchers, faculty research assistants, graduate and undergraduate research assistants. (The number and size of specific projects vary with current funding sources.) Ensures that overall research efforts are balanced well across NACSE projects, while meeting priorities and deadlines of individual funding sources. Reviews and assess impacts or implications of exceptions to policy for NACSE group. Responsible for determination of exceptions to policy. Familiarity with databases, interface design, mapping systems, and web technologies to gather appropriate materials and formulate into meaningful technical progress reports and reviews for funding agencies, and to help negotiate scopes-of-work, deliverables and milestones, and budgets. Coordinates proposal preparation efforts and assists PIs in developing new sources of funding, as well as materials for site reviews.

This position is funded entirely by grant money and subject to annual renewal and reappointment at the discretion of the Director of NACSE, contingent on renewal of appropriate funding sources.

Position Duties: 60% Management of NACSE research projects:

Coordination and management of projects involving teams of scientific researchers and computer science software developers, including deadline and deliverables tracking.

Plan and coordinate research project meetings, including development of agendas, preparation of formal minutes and communications, and tracking follow-up actions.

Ensure that overall research efforts are balanced across NACSE projects, even though priorities and deadlines will be changing on at least a monthly basis.

Oversee changes in research personnel assignments.

Responsible for determination of exceptions to policy.

Monitor researcher performance and recommend hiring/firing to NACSE Director.

Plan and execute research demonstrations for funding agencies and public venues.

Plan and execute research workshops and meetings.

15% Financial planning:

Oversee distribution of research funds to maximize the effectiveness of NACSE research efforts.

Make decisions about payroll assignments, timing of new hires, equipment and services purchases, etc.

Balance NACSE expenditures in accordance with the funding goals and constraints to which federal grants and industry contracts are subject.

Position Duties (continued): 25% Interaction with funding agencies and research partners:

Oversee preparation of progress reports.

Serve as contact with grant agencies in negotiating scope-of-work, deliverables and milestones, and budget allocations.

Oversee proposal preparation function, including coordination with sub-award institutions.

Coordinate interdisciplinary teams including NACSE staff, on- and off-campus research collaborators, and student graduate/undergraduate assistants.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: BS in computer science, applied science, or engineering, OR Bachelor's degree in business administration, MIS, communications, or journalism AND experience working with science and/or engineering professionals.

Must be able to provide evidence of at least 3 of the following:

3+ years organizing and coordinating project teams, including primary responsibility for meeting milestones and deliverables.

3+ years managing teams engaged in software development, user support, and/or user interface design.

3+ years managing finances and balancing tradeoffs among different projects and funding constraints.

3+ years planning and organizing workshops and meetings, including preparation of technical materials and communications.

General knowledge of how teams engaged in software, database, user interface, and web technology development work in practice.

Demonstrated experience in the following: developing complex scopes of work and project plans; managing multiple project teams; assigning individuals to appropriate teams and tasks; analyzing changing needs/situations and making decisions about how to adjust team directions appropriately.

Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate interdisciplinary teams.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and delegate work, especially in deadline situations and in the face of competing priorities from multiple projects.

Evidence of a commitment to adapt scientific advances to the needs of resource managers and other practitioners.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: MS preferred in computer science, science, or related field.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 03-26-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 04-25-2014

Closing Date: 05-15-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Posting Number: 0012162

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