This is a limited term position for two years.
The Laboratory for Living Devices (L2D) at Tufts University is seeking a versatile, highly-motivated, experienced individual to assist the Director in center start-up and development, and management of on-going operations.
The Deputy Director (DD) of L2D will work closely with the Director and the Center faculty and staff across Tufts University and collaborating institutions to manage the complexity of its operations, ensure successful implementation of Center goals, and implement its growth in scope and activities. The DD will report directly to the Center Director and will have responsibility for aspects of scientific and technology development operations, facilities, IT and knowledge infrastructure, communications, intellectual property, and business development efforts. The DD will initially manage two direct reports, growing as needed to implement and manage all activities of this new multi-disciplinary research and development center. The DD will be expected to have a solid understanding of the scientific principles driving the Center mission, in order to provide strategic planning and management assistance to the Director. The DD will be one of the public faces of the Center, speaking to press and science writers. The DD will help develop and manage the Center’s operational policies and procedures to ensure the successful implementation of the specific aims of the Center’s Scientific Plan. This includes oversight of research operations toward milestones, and of effective collaborations among multiple constituents, including but not limited to: external Center faculty, Tufts administration, commercial vendors, as well as industry, philanthropic institutions, and the public.