Open Date 03/05/2021
Requisition Number PRN25474B
Job Title Manager, Research
Working Title Research Manager
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 73000 to 90000
Close Date 03/13/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
The Utah Smart Energy Laboratory (U-Smart) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah has an immediate opening for a Research Manager position to work with the laboratory director on managing multiple federally funded projects.
This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah's response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.
1. Coordinate procedural matters to ensure the successful and timely operation of research projects at U-Smart.
2. Prepare presentations and frequent (quarterly, annually, etc.) project reports and perform evaluation of project effectiveness.
3. Organize lean canvas to further align research projects with market needs and develop commercialization plan for projects.
4. Organize seminars, workshops, luncheons, and other meetings for the purpose of outreach and commercialization.
5. Maintain or oversee the maintenance of project records, lists, or files.
6. Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, research materials, and outreach publications.
7. Market and promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.
8. Facilitate cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.
9. Develops departmental strategies consistent with the assigned departments continuous quality improvement program.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department's area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.
Master's degree in a related area may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated experience of proposing, managing, and participating in large multi-institution research and development projects, understanding of reporting needs of federally funded projects, as well as successful experience in stakeholder engagement and developing business plans for technology commercialization. Candidates with a Master or PhD degree in a related engineering area or management are preferred.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.