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The Research Group Manager is an Institute-wide leader who coordinates and manages programs, interactions, and collaborations with other researchers across the Institute, the UMN system and the collection of NRRI partners and collaborators. The manager also leads, assists, or collaborates in efforts to obtain sponsored research funding from multiple agencies/sources, foundation/industrial sponsorships and/or internal research funding for projects. The Manager must be highly skilled and recognized in multiple aspects of their area of research including research leadership, program development, project and personnel management, mentorship, report writing and peer-reviewed publication. The manager integrates work across the Institute to solve complex, real-world environmental and research problems, receives minimal guidance from leadership and consistently works to ensure achievement of NRRI Core Values and Strategic Initiatives (https://nrri.umn.edu/research/research-platforms/applied-ecology-and-resource-management/lakes-streams-wetlands).

The Water Research Group Manager is expected to lead their own research program and supervise Research Associates who run their own programs. Thus, the manager must have demonstrated expertise and accomplishments in one or more aquatic science disciplines (aquatic ecology preferred, but exceptionally qualified applicants in any area of aquatic science will be considered). The Manager must establish and maintain a funded, vibrant research program and continue to develop personal research acumen through active participation in professional organizations/societies, presentations, and reporting including publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The Manager must develop a strategic vision and implementation plan for their research programs that follow Institute project and budget management practices and develop researchers within the team. The Manager must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate research goals, program outputs, outcomes from their research and impacts on the management of natural resources relevant to Minnesota.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 346482.

The deadline is June 25, 2022.

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