The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks to hire a full-time Manager of Research Development that will support the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Science (EECS).
The Manager of Research Development will also report to the Director of the UC CHEST site and will assist in managing the newly formed NSF Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC).
The Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST) coordinates university-based research with needs of industry and government partners to advance knowledge of security, assurance, and trust for electronic hardware and embedded systems. Interests of CHEST include identification, detection, monitoring, mitigation, and elimination of vulnerabilities that affect hardware and embedded systems. The CHEST Center addresses a range of attack vectors across design, operation, manufacturing, supply chains, and integration of the hardware, software, and firmware to a variety of systems. The Center is inventing and disseminating technologies, practices, and guidelines to stakeholders and educating a next generation of experts.
The Manager of Research Development will fulfill these responsibilities through managing, growing, and administering the CHEST IUCRC. Specific duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:
Develop and nurture industrial and governmental relationships to maintain, enhance, and obtain additional Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) sponsorships for the CHEST IUCRC;
Support the CHEST IUCRC Center and Site Directors;
Manage day to day operations of the CHEST IUCRC;
Act as a liaison to other institutions and commercial companies involved with the CHEST IUCRC;
Oversee CHEST correspondence actions with industry partner and UC offices;
Assist in proposal writing;
When necessary, provide assistance to the Grant Administrator to ensure CHEST IAB members return signed membership agreements and fees;
When necessary, provide assistance to the Grant Administrator to ensure CHEST IAB and academic partner institutions return all necessary documentation for the UC internal review process;
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR- nine (9) years of experience.
Experience must be in an Academic, Government, or Private-sector research, staff, and/or administrative position.
Must have strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem resolution abilities.
Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to manage competing demands with strong respect for faculty and their related work.
Must possess a demonstrated ability to consult and work collaboratively with faculty and related staff.
Additional Qualifications Considered
An earned Master’s degree in Engineering or related field and at least 15 years of working experience that includes Program Management and Development for large (multi-million dollar) programs in the areas of Hardware Security, Assurance, and Trust for government and experience managing large numbers of engineers and professionals.
Experience working with government and government contractors.
Experience working on large government projects and programs and be prepared to solicit commercial companies to support and fund research in the areas of Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust and Cybersecurity.
A strong relationship with government/industrial cybersecurity communities.
Frequent communications, verbal and written.
Willingness to travel as required
Frequent standing and/or sitting
Visually or otherwise identify observe and assess
Applicants should submit a cover letter.
Statement on management approach and program growth, and a list of at least three references.
Review of the applications will start on December 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a Research One University that was established in 1819 and is home to more than 46,000 students. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. US News & World Report ranks CEAS co-op program among the best in the nation. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. The University recently described its strategic direction as leading urban public universities into a new era of impact. Information about the strategic direction be found at https://www.uc.edu/president/priorities/strategicdirection.html.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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