Open executive Job in Academic & University Executive Director, Core Research Facilities


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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • 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

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.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1,4 are hereby incorporated.

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