FACUTLY MEMBER, NON-TENURED TRACK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of CREB

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is seeking candidates for a Faculty Specialist position as Executive Director – Center for Research in Extreme Batteries (CREB).  This position will be responsible for the management of the (day-to-day operations) of the Center. 

The CREB aims to foster and accelerate collaborative research in advanced battery materials and technologies and characterization techniques. CREB’s focus is on batteries for extreme performance, environments and applications (for example: defense, space, biomedical applications). Participation in CREB is open to national and defense labs, universities, and industry.  This position will report to the Consortium Director for CREB.

Position duties shall include but not limited to:

The Executive Director will provide a high level of customer service to establish effective communication channels, and act as a liaison with internal and external partners from industry/leading academic/government in the area of energy storage. He/she must have strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.  Experience with developing teams of researchers and technical personnel is desired. Coordination of CREB annual meetings, budget for events and other activities. Produce CREB newsletter and up-date website.

Required Qualifications

B.A/B.S. degree is required.  A minimum of 5 or more years of experience holding progressively responsible professional management positions (in administrative, financial and managerial work, or grant/contract management) ideally within UMCP or within a university environment.

Knowledge, Skill, & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of budget and/or contract management and oversight.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, problem solving, creativity, good judgment, ability to make decisions and accept responsibility especially when problems arise.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Including the ability to write clear and concise reports.  Strong spreadsheet and computer skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and administrators in units across campus/corporations/federal research laboratories.      
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.  Attention to detail as well as the ability to maintain a broad overview.
  • Flexible work schedule with ability to work beyond the standard work week.
  • Ability to direct programmatic activity and to manage multiple projects and coordinate with a diverse team of professionals to achieve organizational goal.
  • Experience in planning and overseeing events (e.g., workshops, orientations, retreats).

Preferences:

  • Experience working with the DoD and industrial partners.
  • Working knowledge of federal rules and regulations defined in OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133 .
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Knowledge of the procurement and contractual policies/processes and CRADA at the University of Maryland 

To APPLY: A cover letter, CV, and names and addresses of three professional references (Company/Agency/Institution, phone & email addresses), should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.eduposition number 124769.

For best consideration, applications should be received by 22 April 2019 but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled. This is a full time position, continuation of position beyond one year is based on available funding.

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Chunsheng Wang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742-2111, Email: cswang@umd.edu

 

FACUTLY MEMBER, NON-TENURED TRACK, FACULTY SPECIALIST, REACTOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is seeking candidates for a Faculty Specialist position as Reactor Operations Manager in the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities. This position will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations, as well as, the maintenance and emergency preparedness of the Nuclear Reactor. Insuring that these activities are performed safely and in accordance with COMAR and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) operating license and technical specifications. In addition to the Reactor, this position is expected to be involved in the operation of the operations and maintenances of the other machines in the Radiation Facilities.

Position duties shall include but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of the Reactor including surveillances, upgrades, experiments, labs, training of student operators, as well as maintaining reactor procedures and license documents;
  • Maintain involvement with other aspects of the Radiation Facilities including Irradiator, Accelerators, and Classes;
  • Troubleshoot and repair analog, digital and electromechanical systems at the component level;
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with NRC regulations
  • Enforcement of administrative rules, operating procedures and regulations to ensure that the Radiation Facilities operate in a safe and competent manner at all times;
  • Aid in preparing written response(s) to RFQ’s, grant/contract proposals, as well as, boiler plate sections for proposal submittals;
  • Knowledge and/or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, and licensing requirements related to reactor operations, including COMAR, NRC 10CFR, NUREG, and ANSI/ANS standards
  • Conduct initial investigations of unusual Reactor operational occurrences and prepares the necessary corrective action reports;
  • Working with experimenters to ensure safety and approval of experiments and shall assist users (researchers/students/government/industrial) in experimental setup;
  • Reviewing all new experiments and all proposed changes in the existing experiments for compatibility with facility design and license requirements;
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs including monitoring schedules and evaluating the work of student operators;
  • Oversee the training of new reactor operators. Schedule the testing with the U.S NRC;
  • Assist with the planning of the yearly emergency response drill.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree specializing in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or allied field.  At least 2-4 or years of directly related work experience; with knowledge of principles and practices of radiation producing device operations and radiation safety.  Must be able to successfully pass T & R process (background check); must meet / pass physical exam based on NRC fitness for duty ANSI 15.4.
  • Required two years of hands on experience with either a panoramic irradiator, particle accelerators, and/or research reactors.
  • Must have Senior Reactor Operator license and within one year, obtain license on the Maryland University Training Reactor

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to be certified Trustworthy & Reliable or equivalent;
  • Must meet/pass physical exam based on NRC fitness for duty ANSI 15.4
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair analog, digital and electromechanical systems at the component level.
  • Experience with research reactor operations and licensing
  • Knowledge or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, and licensing requirements related to irradiator operations, including NRC 10CFR, NUREG, and ANSI/ANS standards
  • Knowledge of how to use, calibrate, and interpret analytical data from equipment to monitor for radiation (gamma spectroscopy, alpha spectroscopy, other nuclear instrumentation).
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs including monitoring schedules and evaluating the work of student operators.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills and provide effective communication, both orally and in writing. Ability to write clear and concise technical reports, procedures, training manuals and customer reports.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation producing device operations and radiation safety.
  • Ability to interface with machine shop and facility maintenance & similar technical support.
  • Reactor and Accelerator and Irradiator experience preferred

To Apply:  A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to: http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 124768.  Salary is commensurate with experience.   Applications should be received by April 10, 2019. 

Point of Contact:  Questions about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Amber Johnson, Director of Radiation Facility (email: ajohns37@umd.edu).

University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 

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