Associate Division Chief - RF Photonics and Advanced Materials - EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Associate Division Chief of the RF Photonics and Advanced Materials (RFPAM) Division in the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory will be responsible for assisting the division chief in the day-to-day operations of the division, which generally include oversight of sponsored and internal research, program development, sponsor relationship management and the recruiting, administration and leadership of technical research faculty. This position will have administrative oversight of the divisions personnel, consisting of four branches and approximately 27 researchers.

RFPAM performs advanced component research that involves the development of new material technologies, photonic integrated circuits, and radio frequency devices, including those used in expendable countermeasures. These components and sub-systems are used in a variety of systems and applications, primarily for DoD platform protection and radar systems.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience managing the personnel, technical, and administrative aspects of a team comprised of highly technical and experienced research faculty. Additional responsibilities for this position include on-boarding, personnel development and mentoring, and evaluating and documenting researcher and supervisor performance. Prior management experience supervising teams of research faculty at the branch level (or equivalent) is required, and prior second-level leadership experience that includes supervision of other functional managers is preferred.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Division chief in the development and execution of a strategy for the growth and sustainment of division work that achieves EOSL and GTRI goals and objectives
  • Conduct recruitment, hiring, termination, and administration of personnel
  • Oversee administration of personnel programs including security, ethics & compliance, pay & benefits
  • Conduct workforce planning for division programs, projects, and tasks
  • Prepare and deliver division Monthly Project Status Reviews (MPSRs)
  • Assist the Division chief in developing strategic sponsor relationships that support division strategy
  • Provide oversight to internal research that focuses on division, lab, and corporate strategic areas and establish long term personnel strategies to meet strategic objectives
  • Coordinate with lab management, computer support, sponsored research support, lab operations, facilities, communications, research security, human resources, and other support organizations
  • Engage with sponsors to understand their needs and offer solutions, support exchanges with potential sponsors
  • Engage with other divisions and labs in internal marketing of division capabilities
  • Develop and submit white-papers and proposals to support program development
  • Perform mentoring and training of division members in technical and other areas
  • Monitor projects and tasks executed within the division
  • Engage with other divisions and labs in the execution of existing efforts
  • Provide leadership of programs, projects, and assignments to include management of division budgets and spending

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Bachelor's and Masters degree with one or both in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or any other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science related degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Bachelor's and Masters degree with one or both in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or any other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science related degree and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Bachelor's and Doctoral degree with one or both in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or any other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science related degree and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Bachelor's and Masters degree with one or both in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or any other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science related degree and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or 
  • A Bachelor's and Doctoral degree with one or both in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics or any other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science related degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have experience/expertise in one or more Photonic / RF technologies such as Photonic Integrated Circuits & Systems, Low SWaP UAV/Expendable Payloads, Electronic, and Optical Materials & Devices
  • 6+ years of experience leading technical programs in project management or technical leadership role
  • Experience leading business development activities and sponsor engagement
  • Experience facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships among research personnel, government, and industry stakeholders
  • Experience creating and delivering technical presentations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • Experience in technical and organizational leadership as well as a proven ability to attract funding for sponsored research as demonstrated by significant experience as the level-one principal investigator for sponsored programs
  • Experience defining, refining, and driving the strategic thrust of an organization at the branch or division level
  • Experience leveraging government and industry relationships to lead, develop, support, and grow new technical thrusts
  • Experience with contracting, proposals, and contract management
  • Experience briefing program activities directly to senior-level (SES and Flag/General Officer) sponsors within the government
  • Demonstrated national recognition in the industry, as evidenced by noteworthy journal and/or conference publications, session leadership at national symposia, membership on national committees, and involvement in relevant professional societies at the Senior-level or above

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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