Academic Coordinator
University of California Davis
United States

Academic Coordinator/ CGM BOL

Job #JPF04170

Application Window

Open date: July 8th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM) requires a new Academic Coordinator to support execution of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)Operations award. The Business and Operations Lead will coordinate and oversee execution, analyses, and reporting of research operations at the Center for Geotechnical Modeling.

Other duties include but are not limited to:
Planning, Leadership, and Research Execution
• Coordinate research performed at the facility. Identify and project CGM resource demands according to projected research schedules. Work with AD to manage resource conflicts. Identify and work with engineers to secure additional resources when needed or adjust schedules. Work with researchers to develop and maintain efficient test schedules.
• Analyze various lab operations (e.g., research workflow) and develop and organize training documentation and standard operating procedures (i.e., technical steps might be written by engineers, but BOL will make sure documents are complete, organized, and maintained within a documentation structure that ensures the documentation is accessible and maintained).
• Help develop the user base by serving as an expert consultant to proposal writing investigators in all aspects of using CGM facilities.
• Guide external investigators on planning resource management when performing experiments at Davis.
Administration and Supervision
• Track operations and research activities (with help from AA), analyze the results, and work with the AD to prepare reports to NSF.
• Monitor CGM operations for compliance with NSF Cooperative agreement.
• Lead the Administrative Analyst (AA) in executing business operations of the center.
• Oversee and manage CGM budget and finances under direction of the AD.
Education and Community Outreach (ECO)
• Represent the CGM in the NHERI Education and Community Outreach committee. Coordinate CGM participation in NHERI REU and RET programs, which rely on the CGM partnering program participants with active research teams.
• Coordinate outreach activities with the UC Davis Geotechnical Graduate Student Society. Manage allocation of CGM resources (space, equipment, personnel) to support outreach.




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master of Science in science or engineering with an experimental emphasis.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Demonstrated experience in administering an experimental research program, such as experience in grant writing, resource allocation and scheduling, working with graduate student researchers, and cost recovery.

Desired experience in project management concepts such as cost management (estimating, allocating, and controlling project costs), Work Breakdown Structures, contingency, risk, Earned Value Management.

Desired experience using project management tools such as MS Project, MS Planner, Trello.

Preferred qualifications

PhD or equivalent in science or engineering with an experimental emphasis.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Davis, CA

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