Assistant Director, Center for Electrochemical Energy (CEE)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY (CEE), Material Processing Center, to manage research administration, financial analysis, sponsor relations, and outreach activities for a new research center established at MIT and sponsored by the Skolkovo Initiative’s Centers for Research and Education and Innovation (CREI) Program. Will assure compliance with SkolTech agreements, advise and provide direction to faculty and executive management, and function as primary resource for operational activity.  Duties include general administration and planning; analyzing and strategically planning for research funding projections and trends, pricing, and personnel allocations; proposing and implementing solutions to optimize resources and meet project goals; counseling PIs and project leaders on all aspects of research administration; cultivating relationships and communicating regularly with CEE director, faculty, and research administration officials; coordinating the preparation, review, and submission of technical reports; overseeing ongoing program activity requirements, ensuring compliance with strategic and technical/scientific program milestones and deliverables; organizing meetings, events, visits, and exchanges; supporting and leading the development of new external research interactions with industry; and additional responsibilities as requested.

REQUIRED: B.S. in engineering or science and a minimum seven years’ experience in research administration (ideally in a university setting) or an M.S. and four years’ experience or a Ph.D. and two years’ experience in materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, or related discipline; excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and solve complex problems; strong financial skills; and proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and computer systems/software.  Experience in project management, export controls, intellectual property, and technical marketing strongly desired.  MIT experience and knowledge of SAP, COEUS, Brio Query, COGNOS, and university general business practices preferred. Job #11023

Must be able to work a flexible schedule. 

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