Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center

Colorado State University

Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center

  • Institution: Colorado State University
  • Institution Type: Research Institution
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO
  • Website: www.research.colostate.edu/idrc
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Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center

  • Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 20, 2023
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Job TitleExecutive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

Salary Range $ 200,000-250,000

Location Fort Collins, CO

Application Deadline September 26, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Nicole Ehrhart

Department -

Email Nicole.Ehrhart@ColoState.edu

Phone US +1 (970) 297-1218

Job Description

CSU is recruiting for a high-impact leadership position in its innovative and multi-faceted infectious disease research and development program.

The Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC) at CSU reports to the Vice President for Research and is responsible for the scientific and translational leadership of the IDRC and the operation and management of the IDRC. The IDRC is an ~ 150,000 sq ft. building complex including ~ 40,000 sq. ft. of BSL-3 biocontainment space that houses an interdisciplinary alliance at CSU focused upon the global challenge of infectious diseases .This individual will have strategic responsibility for the IDRC and will coordinate all aspects of the program coherence, development, and enhancement of the research portion of the IDRC. They will prepare, administer, and monitor large, complex budgets; coordinate financial and program management under the auspices of the Vice President for Research. The Executive Director chairs the advisory committee for the IDRC composed of key stakeholders including the Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL), representatives of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, including the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, and the Director of Laboratory Animal Resources, and the Director of Biosafety. The Executive Director is charged with coordinating the management of the center with other CSU operations to maintain the IDRC as a national asset for the conduct of regional, national, and international research collaborations including the potential requirement to dedicate the facility to meet emergency national security needs.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director will have strategic responsibility for the IDRC and will coordinate all aspects of the program coherence, development and enhancement of the research portion of the IDRC. In particular, they will work to broaden the portfolio of funding and center capabilities. The Executive Director will work with faculty to provide academic, teaching, research, and service leadership for the IDRC, will manage the IDRC budget, prepare, issue, and supervise the review of research and capacity building grant proposals, and promote overall program coherence and enhancement. The Executive Director will work toward lowering product translation barriers for CSU faculty researchers at the IDRC and also assist in facilitating industrial interactions in infectious disease research and product development. The individual in this position will establish and maintain lines of communication and serve as the primary contact for the IDRC for all internal and external partners. Internal partners include CSU administration, Department Heads, Deans, faculty and staff. External partners include governmental agencies, NGOs, other stakeholders, the public, and the press. They will organize and supervise IDRC sponsored activities and will work with faculty and leaders to organize symposia and workshops and to foster/maintain very strong relationships with external laboratories in proximity to the IDRC (e.g. US CDC, and the National Wildlife Research Center). The Executive Director will also oversee the business incubator space within the IDRC. They will also be responsible for assigning space to start-up companies and review their progress annually to determine renewal of leases, and optimal usage of that facility.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

 

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