Supervising Computer Scientist
University of Southern California - Marina del Rey, CA

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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. **This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA** Directs research project(s) and supervises other computer scientists on a project basis. Provides research support on problems of a diverse scope and executes research projects in collaboration with others. Generates research ideas and solutions to complex computer science problems. Develops research funding and manages project budgets. JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Supervises research efforts. Supervises the activities of one or more research projects' technical and support staff. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and provides guidance to research staff members. - Provides technical leadership and development of a research group. Applies computer science principles and concepts in setting research directions, planning, coordinating, and executing research objectives. Contributes state-of-the-art technology and theories. Solves a wide-range of research problems in creative and effective ways. Selects methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. - Directly or indirectly supervises all staff assigned to research group, sometimes through subordinate managers and supervisors. Determines staffing needs based on goals and objectives of unit. Determines and/or recommends unit salary administration including raises, promotions and reclassifications. Approves/disapproves all work guidance actions within unit. - Develops budget for a research project(s). Monitors expenditures to ensure the project remains within the established budget. - Provides budget forecasts, and adjusts project expenditures to stay within budgeted limits. Updates project plans with budget forecasts and timing of expected new funding. Communicates with management on financial status of project(s) as requested and needed for planning purposes. - Acts as a spokesperson in representing a project(s) to funding agencies and in matters of technological achievement in a given area. - Acts as a technical advisor to top management. - Develops funding sources and originates research proposals for the purpose of obtaining funding to support leading-edge research. - Prepares research reports. Reviews and prepares management reports for clients. - Recruits and develops research staff to meet work requirements. - Makes significant contributions to literature. - Makes presentations at conferences, participates in workshops and meetings, and collaborates in specific areas of research. Represents university and/or unit, as assigned or appropriate. - Networks with professional counterparts inside and outside the university. Participates in professional associations to stay informed of new developments and technologies. Makes recommendations to senior management regarding technology changes based on developments in field and business needs. - Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of university's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff. ***The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.***

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Doctorate Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
7 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Advanced degree in computer science or related field such as solid state physics or microelectronics engineering. Supervisory skills. Demonstrated record of outstanding research contributions and experience in an area of computer science, technical proficiency, exceptional creativity, successful collaboration with others, and independent thought. Demonstrated reputation as an emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishment. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize research directions, exert technical leadership, communicate technical ideas, coordinate individual contributions to a research program, and present research plans and results in a manner that will elicit favorable funding actions.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Doctorate

Preferred Experience:
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Nationally recognized reputation for excellence in area of expertise.

Position Type:
Existing Grant Funded

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67708

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