[ES_JOBS_NET] Managing Director - Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment

Doug Collins dbcollin at ucsd.edu
Tue Oct 13 13:16:00 MDT 2015

The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) at UC
San Diego is looking for a Managing Director to help coordinate efforts
within the research center.

Here is the posting:


Managing Director, Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment


The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) is a
National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation.  The mission of
CAICE is to transform our ability to accurately predict the impact of
aerosols on climate and the environment by bringing real-world chemical
complexity into the laboratory.  To accomplish this task, CAICE has
assembled a team of scientists in atmospheric, physical, and analytical
chemistry, chemical biology, as well as chemical, biological, and physical
oceanography from eight institutions across the United States, along works
with a number of domestic and international academic collaborators and
industrial partners. In addition to conducting innovative chemical
research, we are dedicated to improving science education and outreach for
better public understanding of both chemistry and climate.

Position Overview

The Managing Director (MD) is a critical member at the hub of many Center
activities and support both its research and educational missions. The
incumbent reports to, and works in close partnership with, the
Director/Principal Investigator and the Management Team to administer this
large, technically complex, and continuously evolving research center.  The
MD serves as manager and central administrator for the Center, acts as
liaison between CAICE and NSF, and facilitates communication between
members of the Center.  The ability to understand, and/or the willingness
and ability to learn, the basic scientific concepts that CAICE research
explores is a key element of a successful candidate; therefore, a working
knowledge of general scientific principles in chemistry and/or
environmental science are highly preferred.  The CAICE Managing Director
has the opportunity to use and develop their scientific and administrative
skills through regular interaction with the equivalent personnel in 8 other
Centers for Chemical Innovation, ongoing and emerging partnerships with the
chemical industry, and a variety of leading experts in chemistry and
environmental sciences.

Specific responsibilities include


   Prioritization of both administrative and scientific decision-making for
   the CAICE Management Team and Executive Council

   Financial management and budgeting

   Facility and resource support

   Developing and maintaining industrial partnerships

   Scientific proposal and report preparation, grant administration and
   coordination with sub-awardees

   A leadership role within a diverse group of researchers and support staff

   Coordination and planning of CAICE meetings and activities

   General administration and resource allocation

The position is located within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
at UC San Diego, the lead institution of CAICE.

Special Conditions

Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Ability to travel to national and regional meetings
Ability and willingness to become familiar with the scientific research
within the Center

Apply Online at UCSD Jobs [#78780]:

Douglas B. Collins, Ph.D.
Interim Managing Director
Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE)
University of California, San Diego
Office: (858) 246-1863
Lab: (858) 534-7430
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