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The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). PEER consists of 10 core institutions: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Caltech, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Oregon State University, and University of Washington. Investigators from over 20 universities, several consulting companies, plus researchers at various State and Federal government agencies contribute to research programs focused on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE) in disciplines including structural and geo-technical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, risk management, and public policy. The PEER mission is to develop, validate, and disseminate performance-based seismic design technologies for buildings and infrastructure to meet the diverse economic and safety needs of owners and society. In addition to conducting research to develop PBEE technology and related software and databases, PEER actively disseminates its findings to earthquake professionals who are involved in the practice of earthquake engineering, through various mechanisms including its own in-house library, headquarters of the National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering (NISEE), workshops, conferences and the PEER Report Series. PEER also conducts Education and Outreach programs to reach students, policy makers, and others interested in earthquake related issues. Furthermore, PEER [formerly EERC (Earthquake Engineering Research Center)], as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) on the Berkeley campus houses a state-of-the-art accredited experimental testing facility that includes a 20 ft. x 20 ft., six-degree of freedom earthquake simulator (shaking table), re-configurable reaction wall system, high-fidelity computer simulations, precision digital imaging, and other testing equipment that is capable of monotonic and cyclic quasi-static testing and cyber-physical (hybrid) simulations.
The current senior management team at PEER includes the Director, Administrative Manager and Communications Manager. The Associate Director for Operation and Strategic Initiatives (ADOSI) position provides oversight to the activities of PEER's experimental testing facilities, its library, outreach activities and financial and business management. To be successful in this position, the ADOSI must have a broad balance of industrial business and technical expertise as well as experience in a world-class research or business organization. This experience shall be demonstrated through a record of accomplishment as a recognized industrial technology leader or academic professional in the engineering and/or research field.
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60% S/he is responsible for the overall management (human, facilities, technical and financial resources) of PEER's experimental research facilities at the Berkeley Global Campus, Richmond Bay and works as part of the senior management team of PEER to identify and achieve the center's strategic goals. In particular, the ADOSI is charged with initiating and managing, in conjunction with other senior managers, the strategic long-term planning efforts to enhance PEER's experimental, library and outreach services, and manage the PEER finances and business model development & evaluation.
25% S/he is responsible for fund raising and identifying and bringing in external customers, e.g. members of our BIP and Service to Industry clients, in need of accredited experimental facility testing.
10% S/he is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relations with long-term funding partners to expand the number and value of experimental research and service-to-industry projects, and to upgrade the capabilities of the experimental facilities.
5% S/he may also be involved in carrying out experimental research projects at PEER.
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Experience in an engineering or business organization.
Professional experience within the Earthquake Engineering or similar community.
Experience in carrying out Earthquake Engineering or related experiments.
Attention to detail and firm commitment to quality and service.
Ability to work to a high standard with minimal technical supervision in a small, entrepreneurial engineering research unit.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Expertise in building collaborations between academia, industrial and/or governmental agencies.
Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
Ability to effectively cultivate relations with funding agencies and to develop successful proposals.
Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or other related fields. Required.
At least 10 years of experience working in research and/or professional environment with emphasis on developing business models and strategic planning.
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