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PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials) is a mid-scale infrastructure program known as a Materials Innovation Platform supported by the Division of Materials Research within the National Science Foundation. PARADIM seeks to create new interface materials with designed properties that could transform next generation electronics. PARADIM, a partnership among Cornell University, Clark Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Chicago, marks the beginning of a new PARADIM in materials discovery. PARADIM's vision is to enable a more effective way of doing materials research, one that accelerates materials discovery by establishing an ecosystem—a national community of practitioners—and equipping them with theoretical and experimental methods that enable them to reduce to practice the inorganic materials of which they dream. To achieve this ecosystem vision, PARADIM's mission is to empower practitioners to accelerate the discovery of atomically engineered inorganic materials that revolutionize electronics. The core capability of PARADIM is its user facilities. Insuring that these tools and support staff are well aligned with PARADIM's mission and worthy of a national user facility is vital to the success of the Platform. To that end, PARADIM user facilities build upon the existing infrastructure of some of the most advanced growth, characterization, analysis, and modeling tools—supplemented by new tools with unparalleled capabilities—and make them available to the broader scientific community.
Working with the leadership of PARADIM and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, the PARADIM Manager plays a critical role in all aspects of facilitating the strategic initiatives described above, while effectively overseeing the day-to-day operational management of the Platform. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to finance and budget, managing and oversight user program and educational programs, maintaining oversight of project deliverables, sponsored programs, pre- and post-award support, marketing and event planning. S/He will assist the PARADIM Director in maintaining and supporting relationships with funding agencies, complying with funding agency reporting requirements and managing industry relations. Coordination of meetings of the external advisory committee, coordinating with counterparts in partner and otherwise assisting the Director in management of PARADIM's operations.
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience in a fast paced, evolving research environment. Proven ability to successfully manage multiple and at times, competing priorities, with minimal guidance from leadership. A strong focus on providing high level customer service not only for leadership, but also for a diverse community of stakeholders and sponsor organizations, as well as creating a culture of innovation and commitment to advancing the goals of the organization. The position requires outstanding written and oral communication skills, acute attention to detail and interpersonal expertise to maintain and grow relationships with stakeholders and partners. Additional requirements of the position include ability to respect confidentiality; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; and strong analytical & problem solving skills. Proficiency in Cornell systems, especially related to pre- and post-award management is also preferred.
Master's degree in related field preferred with additional familiarity with Cornell University administration. Strategic planning and evaluation skills to analyze, define, and assess problems, issues, and needs, and define needed actions. Familiarity with NSF processes. Experience creating and/or writing presentations, informational documents, press releases and other correspondence, and annual reports. Quantitative and analytical skills to prepare statistical reports, budgets and projections and to interpret scientific publications prepared by others and extract relevant details needed for press releases and annual reports.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.
There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
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