Oversees the LIMBS/UTEP collaborative research, keeps official records, oversees LIMBS lead research at outside universities, and organizing an annual LIMBS Technological Summit. Position is grant funded, continuation dependent on the availability of funds. Position requires international travel, potential candidates should have international travel experience and have a valid passport.
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Position oversees the LIMBS/UTEP collaborative research, keeps official records, oversees LIMBS lead research at outside universities, and organizing an annual LIMBS Technological Summit
Develops and implements administrative procedures for information processing, record maintenance, funding compliance; compiles, verifies and prepares materials and information to comply with required reports, surveys, analysis; establishes recordkeeping procedures and monitors records for appropriate information retention. Mentor and guide senior design teams working with LIMBS as well as graduate research for LIMBS. May be required to work with an assigned team, unit, or section and is responsible for insuring that all assigned activities and resources are properly coordinated; may coordinate with others to analyze areas, satisfy planning needs, and document program effectiveness and compliance with appropriate guidelines; works to remove barriers that impede continuous improvement. Serves as an advocate for the group or program to obtain support for the program(s) both within the department and in the community; designs and creates systems to address specific program goals. Networks with UTEP faculty to expand and develop the LIMBS/UTEP relationship and expand LIMBS/UTEP research areas. Reviews and analyzes practices and procedures; makes recommendations to ensure established standards are met. Oversees LIMBS lead research at outside universities and organizes the annual LIMBS Technological Summit to be held at UTEP in the summer. Provides technical planning assistance and training; may serve as a subject matter expert (SME) providing specific consulting/advising services. Oversees the day to day engineering operations of LIMBS International and oversee the product development of new products stemming from research. Evaluates effectives of support functions and recommends changes. Coordinates communication efforts/marketing plans for the program by researching and releasing information, through multimedia outlets, to current/prospective clients; develops brochures, newsletter, flyers, booklets, and other publications for internal and external use. Identifies support staff needs and recruits; selects and trains personnel; implements disciplinary actions as needed. Plans and coordinates special events (workshops, seminars, open houses, etc.) on behalf of program. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems. Complies with all State and University policies. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from four year college or university within area of assigned responsibility. Four years of related experience to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
In addition to the required qualifications, it is preferred a candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with both an understanding of mechanical and electrical systems with significant undergraduate project experience. Experience and understanding with low-cost prosthetic technology. Experience working with domestic and foreign manufactures. Demonstrate an understanding of how modular prosthesis restore a persons biomechanical function, and thus have an understanding of human biomechanics. Show willingness and proficiency to collaborate and oversee multidisciplinary research projects and be knowledgeable about ISO Standardized Tests and ISO 9000 quality systems. Possess exemplary hands on skills in manufacturing components and be able to demonstrate the ability to teach others both inside the university and in an international setting. Some graduate coursework work in engineering is preferred.
May work around standard office conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Climbing of stairs
Lifting and moving
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions