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.
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 (Prof. Kimberly Prather) 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.
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
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Megan L. Melamed, PhD
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