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Research Program Director, GLBRC

Madison, WI, USA | University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Industry:
    Education (Higher)
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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POSITION SUMMARY


Working in concert with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) Director and Leadership team, the GLBRC Research Program Director (RPD) develops research program objectives, allocates resources (budgetary and staffing) to meet those objectives, defines metrics for progress evaluation, and implements change as needed.


The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded Bioenergy Research Center led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Wisconsin Energy Institute. With Michigan State University and other partners, we are developing sustainable biofuels and bioproducts made from dedicated energy crops grown on marginal lands. Our mission creating biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.


This position offers an opportunity to play a key role in managing and directing a keystone research center for what is arguably the greatest national challenge of the 21st century, sustainable energy independence. For additional information regarding the GLBRC, visit our website http//www.glbrc.org.


POSITION DUTIES


List of Duties


INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.


For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit Diversity and Inclusion


DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION


M.S required, Ph.D. preferred in a related scientific field with experience in large, cross-disciplinary project management and strategic planning.


MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE


- Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience planning and managing a large research team in an academic, laboratory, center/institute, or corporate environment.


- Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills required, with an open communication style that fosters trust, credibility, and understanding.


-Supervisory experience and proven ability to interact and influence at all levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions and departments toward shared objectives.


- Strong project management, strategic planning, and budgetary skills and demonstrated success in managing the activities of a complex interdisciplinary goal-oriented program.


- Experience engaging with external stakeholders (e.g. industry partners).


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