GLBRC Research Coordinator (UW–Madison or MSU)
Research Coordinators (RCs) support the research and administration at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC - www.glbrc.org). The GLBRC is a Department of Energy (DOE) funded research center with the mission of performing basic research that generates technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and chemicals. The GLBRC is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Michigan State University as a major partner. It is one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) most recently renewed for five additional years of funding in 2017.
The GLBRC is comprised of more than 400 scientists, students and staff representing a wide array of disciplines from agronomy and microbiology to chemistry and engineering from five university member institutions. The position provides support to the scientific endeavors of the GLBRC and to its leadership, scientific faculty and staff. The RCs are the primary source of regular communication and tracking between the ten research teams. The position is largely responsible for providing the mechanisms for fostering scientific collaborations and interdisciplinary interactions. The RCs are the bridge between the various faculty, students and staff at the associated universities, departments, and colleges of the members of GLBRC. This position will work with the various members of the GLBRC to promote the scientific program; and ensure the day-to-day operations of the Center function smoothly. Additionally, these positions interface with counterparts at DOE National Laboratories, the other three BRCs and are vital in accessing Enabling Technologies for the teams. A task this large will require strong communication and writing skills, and excellent organizational skills. An individual with the appropriate scientific knowledge and strong administrative skills is preferable. RCs report directly to the GLBRC Associate Director (AD).
This position is posted at both UW–Madison and MSU.