This position will be part of the Project Management Team within the MCST Directorate and will work closely with other Project Controllers in the directorate. Executes most functions independently. Provides administrative oversight and project management for collaborative R&D activities including the Photovoltaic Device Performance Calibration Services (PVDPC) and other programs with the Materials Science Center, and Chemistry and Nanoscience Center. Key responsibilities include administrative decision making and prioritizing, setting objectives for key functions, developing and implementing tools and processes for performance tracking, and program coordination and integration. Will also provide project and proposal support to Materials Science Center, Chemistry and Nanoscience Center and other activities as needed.
This position supports the Materials Science Center, and Chemistry and Nanoscience Center as well as supporting collaborating research projects with the Solar Energy Technologies office, ARPA-e, Department of Defense, Office of Science, and other Industry Leaders.
The position requires high confidentiality in handling sensitive and proprietary scientific information.
Position requires compiling, analyzing, and maintaining reports and project documentation, technical records, research processes and information, and other technical publications and patent information.
Requires assisting with establishing task lists, schedules, spend plans and staff forecasting for the projects.
Uses strong knowledge of required software to compile and generate reports, to monitor progress towards milestones and deliverables, to develop and monitor project schedules and timelines, to correspond with partners and sponsors, to develop presentations, and to quality check and format reports and other submissions.
Also develops tools and processes for coordination and integration of multiple-institutional projects and provides input to improve work flows.
Background and skill set for working with high-level technical and scientific leaders, including those from industry, universities and other National Laboratories
Responsibilities will include setting schedules and arrangement for Advisory Boards, Center and project meetings, communicating status and directions of projects.
Coordinates and tracks Partner Agreements including those under the Alliance Partner University Program (APUP), Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and other contracts as needed. Interfaces with the Technical Partnership office, Business Development leaders at the lab, Financial Analyst Leads, and Acquisition Services Team.
Organizes workshops and other events for related to projects in Materials Science Center, and Chemistry and Nanoscience Center this includes but is not limited to scheduling and coordinating visitors, coordinating logistics with venues, and communicating with attendees.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field and 2 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, Master's Degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent relevant education/experience.