The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) seeks a highly accomplished researcher and nationally recognized visionary leader to serve as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The CTO reports directly to the Director of GTRI, participates on the GTRI Executive Council as a member of the GTRI executive leadership team. The CTO has the overall responsibility to lead the planning and management of GTRI’s Internal Research and Development (IRAD) portfolio; lead technology innovation; and lead GTRI collaborations with academic units of Georgia Tech (GT). The CTO is also expected to actively perform research in his or her domain of expertise. GTRI has a staff of over 2400 scientists, engineers, and support personnel who are organized within three research directorates: Electronics, Optics & Systems Directorate; Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate; and Sensors & Intelligent Systems Directorate; and a number of business operations directorates. The three research directorates oversee eight research laboratories: Applied Systems Lab; Electronic Systems Lab; Electro-Optical Systems Lab; Cybersecurity, Information Protection, Hardware Evaluation Research Lab; Information & Communications Lab; Advanced Concepts Lab; Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Lab; and Sensors & Electromagnetic Applications Lab. The CTO coordinates closely with the directors of the three research directorates and the leadership of the eight research labs in performing his/her duties.
Job Duties: Major responsibilities in leading IRAD include:
Lead the collaborative development, formulation, and selection of GTRI IRAD Strategic Initiatives with Lab Chief Scientists
Oversee the GTRI IRAD budget of approximately $12M/year, consisting of a diverse array of projects in topics and scope; identify and champion for IRAD portfolio improvements
Collaborate with GTRI Finance to ensure regulatory compliance of the entire IRAD portfolio
Orchestrate GTRI’s annual IRAD Extravaganza, an event designed to raise awareness of the IRAD portfolio and foster collaboration across GTRI Labs and units
Coordinate vetting of GTRI Fellows, GTRI research awards, and IRAD of the year award
Participate and represent GTRI IRAD portfolio in engagements with high-level external visitors, vet materials that represent GTRI
IRAD work for both external and internal presentations
Major responsibilities in leading technology innovation include:
Setting technology innovation goals consistent with GTRI strategy and informed by emergent opportunities
Inform GTRI senior leadership of technology trends and their potential impacts on a regular basis
Maintain an extensive network with leading researchers, research groups in academia, national labs, and industry, both nationally and internationally
Maintain current knowledge of emerging science and technology opportunities and emerging national security needs
Maintain close linkage with Federal government science and technology sponsors
Major responsibilities in leading GTRI collaborations with GT academic units include:
Lead the GTRI’s collaborations with GT academic units and interdisciplinary research centers by developing mechanisms and constructs to facilitate the collaborative efforts
Serve as the primary interface to the Georgia Tech Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research
Serve as the primary point of contact to facilitate connecting GTRI researchers with GT researchers
Major responsibilities in performing research include:
Develop research proposals for funding in own research area
Carry out research activities of sponsored projects
Manage sponsored research projects
25% - 50% travel
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. degree in a science or engineering field and 10+ years of experience in leading development of research programs relevant to GTRI’s core competencies
Significant and demonstrated recent performance in successful development of novel concepts that led to new technologies for national security applications
Significant and demonstrated recent experience in leading complex research projects
Demonstrated technical achievements in own research
Current knowledge of national security needs
U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.
CLEARANCE TYPE REQUIRED
Top Secret/SCI Clearance
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.
Internal Number: 495139
About Georgia Tech Research Institute
GTRI is the innovation hub for the industry’s award-winning, nationally renowned researchers, engineers, and industry professionals who are dedicated to solving some of the nation’s most complex problems. GTRI’s $497 million-per-year research program is organized into three directorates: Electronics, Optics and Systems; Information and Cyber Sciences; and Sensors and Intelligent Systems.
As the highly-regarded, applied research and development division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) — one of the nation's top-ranked research universities — GTRI is comprised of more than 2,300 professionals that help solve the most difficult problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the world.