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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: Immediate Review - Open until filled
With support from industry and private gifts, the State of California has invested in the establishment of four Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation. As one of these institutes, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is a$300M university, industry, and government partnership charged with having, through its research in information technology, a highly-visible, profound impact on the quality of life of the people, the growth of California-based industry, and the improved effectiveness of many agencies of the State.
CITRIS is a four-campus institute comprising the Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced campuses of the University of California. In addition to the Colleges of Engineering on these campuses, numerous other academic departments (e.g., The Informaton School, the School of Architecture, Boalt School of Law, the Haas School of Business, School of Public Health, UCD School of Nursing, UCD School of Medicine and many others) are involved in the research of the Institute. Berkeley is the lead campus for the institute and all operational, administrative, and financial matters for the Institute are provided or coordinated from that campus.
The candidate will serve as Associate Director of the CITRIS Health Initiative, providing technical and operational facilitation of technology-enabled health research programs across all four campuses. They will spearhead CITRIS Health Initiative programs by coordinating the health care efforts of the four CITRIS campuses through the development of a health and chronic disease focus. This activity will include high-profile representation of CITRIS through advisory, policy, and scientific positions (including State and Federal regulatory Agencies, nonprofits, the University of California, California Institutes of Science), as well as in representing CITRIS on state, national, and international task forces, boards and associations.
In particular, the candidate will coordinate and facilitate the launching, expansion and organization of healthcare and aging initiatives in CITRIS and the integration of the ACTIVATE and Lighthouse telehealth projects into CITRIS. Take leadership role in independently managing and developing these large, complex research programs of high visibility. Develop vision and establishes agenda to achieve research objectives. With faculty, formulate program strategies and goals, directs long-term planning, and develops policies and procedures and oversees all elements of program administration. Participate in fundraising with private and public organizations. Collaborate across multiple research groups and write grants for independent research and to support faculty and graduate student research and education in healthcare and aging technologies and services. Engage and network with the broad healthcare, public health and aging community, including the technology and healthcare industries, as well as public sector, private non-profit, and private philanthropic institutions. Help manage the research contracts that have been obtained. Prepare progress reports and papers from the research programs and contracts. Oversee the organizational collaboration of CITRIS Health with the Public Health Institute and other collaborating institutions and organizations. Is considered a subject matter expert of the organization/programs and is recognized as an expert externally in the field.
25% Under supervision of the CITRIS Leadership, and in consultation with the CITRIS Medical Director, located at the UC Davis, plan, develop and execute CITRIS initiatives in healthcare and Center for Technology and Aging in keeping with mission and vision of CITRIS, collaborating with health industry, faculty and their students. Acts as a liaison between CITRIS and UC Davis Medical Center in all aspects of the program.
25% Identifies proposal and funding opportunities, leads proposal preparation in collaboration with CITRIS faculty, and authors sections of proposals as appropriate. Incumbent will also work with the UC departments in submitting the proposal, including the Sponsored Projects Office, Engineering Research Support Organization, human subjects committee, etc. to ensure compliance with UC proposal guidelines. Engages in research as appropriate, and mentors students as appropriate.
10% Designs and develops major research program components, oversees the technical execution of programs once funded.
10% Promotes financing of program activities and ensuring ongoing sustainability of program; identifies and develops funding from multiple external sources.
10% Assesses program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and strategic goals accordingly.
10% Organizes and/or leads professional conferences and provides public relations support. Presents seminars/workshops and participates with faculty on research with the aim of increasing industrial and academic collaboration with CITRIS.
5% Represents the program to governing boards, outside agencies, and the public. Develops and maintains liaisons with external advisory board.
5% Other duties and tasks as required.
***This is a one-year contract position***
Industry experience in areas related to healthcare and long-term care, as well as technologies for healthcare and aging, as evidenced by references, speeches, accomplishments, etc.
Expert oral and written communication skills.
Expert ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
Expert interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
Expert ability to work collaboratively with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
Expert fundraising experience.
Expert negotiation skills.
Master's degree from an appropriate discipline, e.g. business, engineering, public health and/or equivalent experience/training.
Travel is a key part of this position, and a valid driver's license is required.
Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.
Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industrial and / or governmental agencies.
Leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies.
PhD in life science, engineering or scientific discipline, health and social services.
Salary & Benefits
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The salary range designated for this position: $103,000 - $155,600; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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