Staff position

NDnano is accepting applications through November 26 for an associate director (AD). The AD should have a Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, or biology. The AD will work to increase interactions between the Colleges of Science and Engineering to support interdisciplinary research. NDnano has 80 affiliated faculty with a director and a full time administrative coordinator. The AD will work to understand and articulate the research vision of the University. Specific responsibilities:

• Cultivate a collaborative research community via monthly forums, networking, and technical events
• Assist faculty in the development of large proposals
• Develop metrics to benchmark and assess the Center’s performance
• Manage Center communications including the website and social media
• Serve as the Center spokesperson to wide ranging audiences: press, industry, city, state and federal government, local schools and universities
• Work with Development to promote long-term funding of Center initiatives through endowments
• Work with regional and national industries to support economic development and Center research
• Plan and lead the Center’s annual internal and external reviews, including authoring the Center’s annual report
• Manage the budget, reporting, and staff

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