Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO.
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.
An advanced technical degree; MS in a related field or an MBA;
Minimum of 10 years academic, government laboratory, or industry experience, 5 of which is in a leadership role;
Experience with research and/or development of a (bio) pharmaceutical, diagnostic, or device for human or veterinary use, or of other life science products.
Colorado State University (CSU) is one of the nation’s premiere land-grant teaching and research universities with a total enrollment of over 25,000. CSU consistently has been ranked as a top tier institution by U. S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges and Universities” and named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top public universities in terms of educational quality and affordability. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a city of approximately 137,000, 65 miles north of Denver. Known as the “Choice City,” Fort Collins provides a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness, making it an attractive and a great place to live.