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Executive Director, Core Research Facilities

Apply now Job no: 493619
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Core Research Facility
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Executive Director is responsible for primary oversight and management of the Core Research Facilities, as well as the continued development and growth of the laboratories. 

Responsibilities of the Executive Director of the CRF encompass oversight of the operation, including business operation services, financial management, strategic planning for the CRF laboratories, internal and external marketing of the CRF, community outreach practices, and development of guidelines directed at creating best practices in a manner consistent across all of the CRF laboratories, and ensuring financial compliance with government regulations and guidelines.

The Executive Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a culture of partnership amongst CRF laboratories, the UMass Lowell research enterprise, UMass Lowell industry partners, and the UMass core laboratory system.

“Core Research Facility, or CRF” refers to the shared research facilities encompassed by the following research laboratories:

  • Materials Characterization Laboratory
  • Nanofabrication Laboratory
  • Biomolecular Characterization Laboratory
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory
  • Thermomechanical Properties (TMP) Laboratory
  • New England Robotic Validation and Evaluation (NERVE) Center CRF
  • Radiation Laboratory

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of Business Management experience or a MBA with 5 years of demonstrated business management experience
  • Clear understanding of government (OMB & FAR) regulations and requirement, relational databases
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets
  • Familiarity with research equipment
  • Given the nature and responsibilities of the position, only U.S. persons (any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)) will be considered for this position

 Additional Considerations:

  • Experience in developing cost models and business plans
  • Supervisory experience, and experience in building teams and partnerships
  • Experience in promoting research capabilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing.
  • Ability to work with a broad range and diverse population of people
  • Proven track record of implementing new programs and change management

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  

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