The Robert B Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (WFI) works collaboratively with the University of Nebraska faculty, administrators, and staff, along with external partners, both domestically and internationally. This position will work directly with the Director of Research and collaborate with other directors and staff of the WFI, in the execution of research and technical transfer projects, preparation of reports and communication efforts. The ideal candidate will possess a background in science and/or water related engineering and project management skills with the research knowledge and aptitude to ensure projects are progressing on established timelines and protocols. Traveling nationally and internationally will be expected to coordinate and evaluate progress of ongoing research projects with partners. The position will administer the Visiting Scholars program of the WFI by ensuring visa applications are processed, along with acclimating the scholars to the University system. Lends expertise in the development of research and technical proposals to obtain external funding. Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review will begin Feb 1, 2017. View requisition S_160854 at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Master’s degree in Science or Engineering with a water emphasis and capacity to work with and coordinate across disciplines, plus 3 years of demonstrated project coordination experience in the public or private sector required. Advanced degree in Science or Engineering beyond Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of required experience. Must have experience with project management and/or supervisory experience. Technical skills and working knowledge in relevant science necessary. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills essential. Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills required. Must have ability to multi-task and work independently. Record-keeping skills and proficiency with computer software necessary.
About Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission o...f the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 145th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2014.