The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is an institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that develops and deploys advanced technologies and cyber tools to enable and enhance collaborative university research and find solutions to societal problems. The institute was launched in 2004 as a collaborative venture involving UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University to leverage the wealth of expertise of these tier-one research universities, the UNCsystem, and the Research Triangle Park area. RENCI is an important partner to many multidisciplinary research teams, providing cyberinfrastructure and technical expertise that allows the research teams to conduct research with long-lasting impact.
The Deputy Director of RENCI is one of the key leadership positions at RENCI, and he/she will provide guidance and direction to many cutting-edge research projects that involve technological innovations to enable scientific discovery and economic innovation. The Deputy Director must be a hands-on, highly motivated professional who enjoys a challenging and stimulating work environment. The Deputy Director must be passionate about the promise of advanced technologies in finding solutions to the world’s problems and he she must be eager to play a pivotal role in continuing to develop RENCI as a world-class center for cyberinfrastructure development. The Deputy Director must enjoy working with diverse research teams within RENCI, atUNC, and at other universities to see that RENCI’s mission of enabling competitive and transformative research is successfully carried out.
The Deputy Director will manage the many day-to-day activities of this dynamic, multidisciplinary institute to ensure that RENCI fulfills its role as an enabler and solution provider to Duke University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, the UNC System, the state of North Carolina, the national research community, and a wide range of funding agencies and partners across the U.S.. This individual will provide administrative and technical leadership and oversight to a talented RENCI staff that includes domain scientists, software developers and engineers, data and informatics experts, and visualization specialists. He she will manage multiple reporting responsibilities within or in collaboration with the UNC system and the Duke, NCSU and UNC-CH campuses. The Deputy Director may be responsible for UNC system-wide functions and may direct the activities of affiliated organizations, research partnerships, and state or federal programs in collaboration with a campus or university.
B.S. or B.A. (Masters or Ph.D. degree preferred) in an appropriate discipline 3 – 5 years of experience in senior management 5 – 10 years of experience (can be inclusive of the above experience) in activities associated with high performance computing systems hardware and or software. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing computer science scientific computing research and development teams. Experience overseeing large and complex budgets. Experience managing a group of technical personnel.
Qualifications and Experience:
Understanding of the requirements of large-scale computational science and interdisciplinary humanities research. Successful record of developing partnerships and collaborativerelationships with universities, research laboratories, and others to conduct research and to deploy computing technologies. Demonstrated record of securing sponsored research. Strong scholarly background evidenced by archival articles, conference papers, and presentations. Strong management and administrative skills. A distinguished record of program management. Creativity in decision-making and problem solving. Ability to deal with all levels of managements, University faculty, researchers, administrators, industrial business officers, and officers of state and national agencies. A demonstrated ability to facilitate communications within institutions and with the research community, government agencies, and industry. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to plan, organize and implement strategic goals and objectives. Ability to work effectively with funding officers in various federal agencies.
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