The Center for Autonomous and Robotic Systems (CARS) at Boston University is seeking its first Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will partner with the CARS Director to develop and implement CARSs research operations and administrative vision and infrastructure. He/she will work closely with the Director of CARS towards developing all aspects of the organization while interacting with faculty and staff across Boston University, government granting agencies, and other CARS stakeholders and collaborating entities.
More specifically, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the effective organization of the Centers administrative and research operations to support the Centers mission and objectives, including research, financial and administrative operations, and shared facilities. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for identifying funding opportunities, developing collaborations, and overseeing the Centers communications.
Qualifications and requirements:
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. A degree in Engineering or Science preferred, and an advanced degree in business administration is a plus
Demonstrated experience in establishing new organizations, new ventures, or institutions
Experience in building and working with interdisciplinary teams
Previous research operations experience desired
Record of leadership with an ability to build and foster strong professional relationships across Boston University and beyond
Strong communication and organizational skills
Must be a dedicated, independent, and innovative team player
Five to eight years of related experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 6780/J0418
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