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Responsible for the direction and success of projects, research development efforts, and initiatives in support of the C3PO director. The Project Manager supports the Program Managers and Director who provide program level direction to the Project Manager in accordance with the negotiated tasks. Projects are typically extensive in scope, providing new and novel products based on unproven concepts of rapidly advancing technology or pioneering efforts requiring significant technological breakthroughs. A high degree of resourcefulness is needed in directing the project to meet restrictive time factors or to reconcile conflicting requirements. The Project Manager will work with the Principle Investigator (PI) to articulate the overall project definition, organization, and direction. The Project Manager also supports the Program Manager and Director in the development of long and short range plans. This includes the responsibility for formulating and guiding the technical approach; and defining the necessary resources and personnel required to execute the tasking negotiated. The employee works with the PI to establish and accomplish technical milestones, schedules, budgets and cost limitations to ensure project success, adapting plans to meet evolving sponsor or programmatic needs.. Specific responsibilities: -Attend meetings with potential customers and partners. -Schedule and develop agendas for project meetings. -Record the minutes and action items of project meetings. -Track action items to completion. -Monitor and contribute to preparation of proposals. -Contribute to the preparation and review of project plans and project budgets. -Track project cost, schedule, and performance. Take action where required. -Monitor and contribute to the preparation of project reports and deliverables. -Organize and participate in meetings. -Develop and monitor metrics for projects and center processes. -Assist the Director, and where appropriate, act as the PI's executive agent for all aspects of project management with the exception of technical issues. -Actively manage risk. Keep all stakeholders involved in risk management discussions and drive risk mitigation efforts. -Support the effort's Program Manager and C3PO Director as necessary.
-Candidate must have a master's degree in a technical discipline, such as Information Technology, English, Business or accounting fields, with significant relevant work experience. A bachelor's degree in a technical or non-technical field with significant project management experience may be considered in lieu of master's degree. -Experience managing multiple and competing priorities -Demonstrated evidence of effective documentation/organizational skills. -Demonstrated significant project management experience in conducting complex research projects in an academic or industrial environment -Demonstrated experience working independently and interact professionally with researchers, senior university representatives, and business professionals. -Ability to plan and implement research activities efficiently and effectively.
-Experience leading integrated project teams in a research environment and academic environment strongly desired. -Project Management Professional certification desired.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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