Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an experienced full-time research associate that will join the interdisciplinary team deploying and operating the cutting-edge, real-time ocean-observing cyberinfrastructure. This position will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and technical aspects of the cyberinfrastructure operations. A significant amount of the research associate's time will be dedicated toward managing the technical team, resolving daily issues, as well as coordinating with the overall team for reporting to the NSFOOI Program Management Office. Will serve as the primary point of contact/liaison with the lead technical/data team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in MA.
The Research Associate will be responsible for all project management and administrative aspects including staffing for the operation of the cyberinfrastructure, overseeing all aspects of the budget, development of annual work plan, and other functions such as equipment management. The Research Associate will be responsible for authoring required quarterly reports that report on all schedule milestones, and identifying any inconsistencies with the annual work plan. The Project Manager will be expected to attend meetings, coordinate and report on OOI cyberinfrastructure status and operation, and work closely with the PI on monitoring and evaluating the cyberinfrastructure processes, risk analysis, quality control, problem-solving and metric improvements.
In addition to having strategic planning, scheduling and budgetary responsibilities, the Research Associate will demonstrate leadership in forming and maintaining productive working relationships with the Rutgers staff, WHOI staff and represent Rutgers and/or the broader OOI initiative at seminars and conferences.
The Research Associate will hold a combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project management, excellent communication skills and computer literacy. The Research Associate will be able to understand computing systems and have sufficient technical background in order to effectively manage the project annual work plan and technical personnel.
This position will be under the leadership of the Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2).
This is a grant-funded position, contingent upon continuation of funds to support it.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project management. It also requires a minimum of five years of relevant professional project management experience in a computing environment, excellent communication skills and computer literacy. The successful candidate will be able to understand computing systems and possess sufficient technical background in order to effectively manage the project annual work plan and technical personnel. Must have successful project planning and management experience, supervisory experience, and good interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to handle multiple, shifting priorities and work well with senior staff in a team oriented and cooperative environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Certifications related to project management such as Project Management Professional (PMP) are preferred. Technical leadership and skills, and experience with computing/data systems is a plus. The position requires solid project management skills.
The candidate must have experience with project management and issue tracking tools such as MS Excel, MS Project, Redmine/Jira, etc.
Posting Number: 19FA1010
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 82322
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.