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Serving at the forefront to monitor emerging technologies and researcher needs, the Senior Technical Advisor for PTI will engage in developing, facilitating, and supporting the development and grant proposals and the execution of grant-funded activities carried out in partnership with colleagues at Indiana University and scientific communities and higher education institutions across the U.S.
This position will focus foremost on technical support for and collaborative development of grant proposals primarily to federal granting agencies, and also to other granting agencies as appropriate. Respond to needs for new services and technology development by investigating technologies and systems that address those needs and aiding the development of appropriate, cost effective. Provide strategic thought, highly technical expertise, and project coordination and technical leadership relevant to the creation of concepts relevant to federal and other grant funding priorities. Provide leadership that will enable the University to position itself appropriately while balancing advocacy with the need to cooperate in the management of grant proposal strategies and preparations. This position will develop recommendations including business use cases, feasibility, price point, the associated system development needs and integration with existing technologies and new initiatives or inventions that IU will propose to create with external grant funding.
This position will oversee implementation acting as a liaison between and supporting expert aiding project teams preparing grant proposals, including highly technical expertise related to investigations of prior art relative to computer science and cyberinfrastructure inventions. Oversee, conduct, partner with UITS and others within and external to the IU community on rigorous technology evaluations. Lead preparation of documentation of proofs of concept and data gathering to support new grant proposals, the installation, and deployment of PTI system ensuring the proper fit and integration with existing technologies as well as high throughput architecture, system functionality and best possible user experience.
Acts as a liaison between stakeholders, users, and project team to provide feedback regarding grant proposals and supporting materials.
Design architectures and develop implementation plans for transitioning to new technologies and utilizing current technologies in new ways where appropriate.
Foster and maintain partnerships with vendors of strategic technology. Advise on appropriate vendor and product selection.
Serve at the forefront to monitor emerging technologies. Act on ideas, problems and other opportunities as presented by PTI leadership.
Participate as appropriate in the actual implementation of externally-funded projects, particularly in the early, start-up phases of activity.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in some field of sciences or humanities and five years of work experience with cyberinfrastructure, IT, or computer science.
Expert knowledge of cyberinfrastructure high performance systems hardware, software and virtualized desktop software used for integration and deployment.
Excellent writing and editing skills. Facile with LaTeX and Microsoft Word. Excellent skills with literature searches, bibliography creation, technical writing, editing.
Experience ability to use project management tools.
Excellent interpersonal and customer skills including ability to work with very diverse and demanding group of colleagues and collaborators. Able to work well independently, have excellent analytical skills, and demonstrate enthusiasm for working with new technologies. Ability to develop research papers, conduct presentations and teach classes. Ability to foster and maintain collaborations with internal and external academic researchers through a balanced, service-based approach.
An educational background in computer science, engineering, or some other field of science involving extensive use of cyberinfrastructure. Graduate degree; Ph.D. or other terminal degree.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4IT
Department: VICE PRES INFORMATION TECHNLGY (UA-VPIT-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 72476
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