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The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Director as the Head of the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO). The CINO includes approximately 300 research faculty, research engineers, and supporting technical/non-technical staff. It is currently comprised of five Research Divisions, focused on core competencies in Navigation, Sensors, Communications, Cyber, Data Science, Informatics, Synthetic Environments, and advanced Test and Evaluation capabilities. Each Division is headed by an Assistant Director and includes several research departments. Typical research (including basic and applied) areas encompass phenomenology spanning the acoustic, radio-frequency, and optical domains and include: Electromagnetics and propagation; digital signal processing; wireless technologies; intelligent sensor networks; Software Defined Radios (SDR); RF sensing and signature analysis; network sciences; cognition, perception, and autonomy; visualization; situational awareness and collaboration; and navigation sciences. These research areas provide enabling capabilities to national security sponsors in the areas of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), assured and covert communications, decision support systems, cyber analytics and operations, Geo-Spatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).
The Deputy Director provides overall leadership, direction, and oversight for programs and research activity across these advanced technology areas and is also responsible for the recruitment, professional development, and promotion in rank of current and future generations of the CINO faculty and staff. This position can be filled as a non-tenure Research Faculty, or a Research and Development Engineer, Level 5. Faculty Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.
A Master's Degree (PhD is preferred) in a scientific or engineering discipline, plus 15 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
A vision for the future of the CINO, and the ability to develop and implement an effective strategic plan to realize the vision, is required. Other requirements include:
- Excellent proven organizational, leadership, and technical management skills, as evidenced by previous positions and accomplishments
- Experience with sponsoring offices for relevant technology areas
- A record of technical accomplishments in one or more of the research areas noted above
- Proven ability to obtain external funding for proposed research
- Broad experience across relevant defense, intelligence, and related U.S. Government domains
- Experience with DoD, Navy, and industrial research funding activities
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently to Washington, DC, and other areas, visiting other ARL offices, representing ongoing programs with sponsors, and developing new research initiatives
- Personal characteristics of high energy and integrity, capability to work and communicate with others, ability to solve problems, sound judgment, and a commitment to diversity
- Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by team building and key personnel development
- Excellent presentation skills for effective written and oral communication
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Candidate selected will be subject to government security investigations and must possess a current eligibility for a secret security clearance; candidates holding an active TS/SCI clearance will be given preference. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will also be required, in addition to standard background checks. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until a qualified applicant is hired. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.
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