[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES Assoicate Director for Science, University of Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Mar 29 06:34:24 MDT 2017

*CIRES Assoicate Director for Science*
University of Colorado447 reviews 
<https://www.indeed.com/cmp/University-of-Colorado/reviews>-Boulder, CO
CIRES Associate
Director for Science

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) invites
applications for the position of Associate Director for Science to oversee
research activities within CIRES, primarily at the David Skaggs Research
Center, and to administer its institutional science programs. CIRES is an
environmental research institute established by a cooperative agreement 
the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA). Approximately half of CIRES’ research portfolio 
is funded
through the cooperative agreement and involves work directly in support 
and the NOAA mission. This work is carried out by approximately 350 
CIRES Research
Associates and Professional Research Assistants at the David Skaggs Research
Center in Boulder, Colorado. Remaining research activities are supported
primarily through federal grants from a wide range of agencies (NASA, 
etc.) as well as funds from various state, foundation, and other 
sources. CIRES
also supports 20 University of Colorado Boulder faculty members who are
affiliated with departments across campus.

CIRES conducts research in the physical, ecological, and social sciences
at spatial scales ranging from the molecular to the global and at time 
that span minutes to millennia. The Associate Director for Science will be
responsible for the effective management and execution of scientific 
understanding and addressing issues that affect CIRES Research 
Scientists and
Research Associates, in particular those working with the federal 
employees at
the David Skaggs Research Center, and representing the interests of CIRES
research scientists to the Director.

Review of applications will begin April 17th.


develop and maintain a productive work environment for CIRES personnel 
at NOAA,
working to understand and address their needs, and represent their 
interests to
the CIRES leadership team.

the director in maintaining good relations with National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leadership at Boulder Laboratories and 

and annually update the CIRES work plan for NOAA.

as Administrative liaison to CIRES Members’ Council.

the CIRES Director in his capacity as Chair of the CI Directors.

CIRES institutional programs including the Visiting Fellows Program and
Innovative Research Program.

with members of the University of Colorado Boulder community in order to
identify opportunities to develop new scientific programs at CIRES and 
those already in place.


A comprehensive understanding of research functions and culture in an 

comprehensive understanding of research functions and culture in a
mission-oriented federal research agency environment.

ability to interact effectively with scientists and scientific leaders 
both on
the academic side at the University of Colorado Boulder, and on the federal
side at the David Skaggs Research Center.

ability to develop strong relationships with CIRES staff and other 
and with external partners and stakeholders.

and responsiveness to the needs of CIRES researchers, and the ability to 
and effectively address their challenges.



Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering discipline related to CIRES 
research, and at
least five years of increasingly progressive scientific leadership

ability to lead various scientific teams. The ability to supervise 
at various stages of seniority.

commitment to scientific excellence.

ability to build strong partnerships with co-workers and peers.

verbal and written communication skills with particular ability to 
information in a clear, concise, diplomatic and professional manner.

record of strong service orientation.

Qualifications (Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired,
but not required)

A d

emonstrated understanding of the federal funding process as it pertains to
scientific research.

experience securing funding from federal funding agencies and conducting
research in support of agency objectives.


than seven years of increasingly progressive scientific leadership

Experience interacting with
government liaisons to advance an organization’s interests within the
federal, state, and local governments.

clear understanding of the interests and needs of a mission-focused 
agency, and
how they are similar to and differ from academic exploratory research.


problem-solving abilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants


The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all 
final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance 
of an offer letter.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and 
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, 
we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being 
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal 
history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of 
employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of 
the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative 
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained 
faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance 
of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces 
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis 
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including 
pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender 
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or 
political philosophy in its programs or activities, including 
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be 
directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative 
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with 
disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator at colorado.edu.

Application Materials Required


Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), 
Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions


Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data 
(application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – 
Cover Letter; 2 – Resume; 3 – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree 
can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy 
of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the 
School or College conferring the degree; 4 –One letter of recommendation
This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, 
retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and 
sick leave accruals.

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