Deputy Director
UCLA Health System - Los Angeles, CA

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Under the direction of the Academic and Scientific Directors of the Center for Global Mentoring (CGM), the Senior Administrative Analyst will serve as the Deputy Director (working title) for CGM, a newly funded center dedicated to developing high-quality research and mentoring programs in countries around the world. As Deputy Director of this new enterprise, the incumbent will assist in providing administrative oversight, policy development, and direction for the operations of CGM. The Deputy Director will also assist in infrastructure development of international scientific research centers; developing an international network for mentors and students; recruitment of international researchers at all levels to participate as mentees and collaborators in partnership with relevant leaders; coordination between U.S. partners (including those at the University of California and the National Laboratories) and international partners; facilitation of visits and exchanges of faculty, scholars, and administrators in defined areas of education and research; coordination and organization of international conferences, symposia, workshops and other meetings on scientific topics of mutual interest; personnel management; information systems management; administration; and research administration. The responsibilities of this position are broad and diverse, and as the Center grows will encompass strategic planning, financial management, facilities management, academic and staff personnel management, contract and grants management, and instructional support and institutional relations. The Center for Global Mentoring, located within the Institute for Genomics and Proteomics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was jointly founded by UCLA, the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Its mission is to provide opportunities for collaborations and exchanges between international scientists and University of California scientists in pursuit of creating high-quality research and mentoring programs in countries around the world. Currently, the center is working to develop research institutes in Vietnam, Qatar, and Jordan. The Deputy Director will work to expand the current portfolio of objectives of the Institute for Genomics and Proteomics to include research and initiatives that ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing global energy and environmental challenges, which fall under the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy. Over the long term, research agendas will expand, and the support of the Deputy Director will also contribute directly to the institute's current mission of carrying out research relating to bioenergy, structural biology, genomics, and proteomics. As the portfolio expands, and as new funding sources are identified, the Center will expand to incorporate financial and grants management activities, which the Deputy Director will oversee.
Job Qualifications Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards. Ability to work effectively in a team environment that emphasizes creativity, self-direction, and active decision making by providing constructive feedback and support. Ability to work in an environment of constantly changing priorities and to alternate between projects and tasks to meet conflicting deadlines. A Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics, or a related field. A minimum of 2 years working in research or a related activity beyond earning a Ph.D., preferentially with experience in mentoring and laboratory managerial duties such as safety training, equipment purchasing and / or floor plan design. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of management theories and practices and the ability to identify short- and long-range goals and objectives for the center. Ability to set and prioritize appropriate short- and long-range organizational and operational goals by utilizing a consultative and/or participative process, seeking input from faculty, staff, students, and administrative groups. Ability to identify problems, analyze information, develop alternative approaches, and recommend solutions in matters related to financial management. Ability to travel internationally on a regular basis. Ability to work effectively under high-pressure situations. Ability to build strong, sustainable relationships with high-level scientists, government officials, and international dignitaries. Analytical skills to assess financial information recognize relationships among proposals, define problems, formulate logical conclusions, develop alternative solutions, and implement recommendations. Experience in program and project budgeting. Ability to organize and delegate tasks, set priorities, and establish workflow. Fluency in English, with additional languages. Excellent consulting, communication, and scientific writing skills.

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