Director of the Midwest Forensic Resource Center & Assistant Director for CSAFE

The Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Scientist I or II to act as an Assistant Director for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) and Director of the Midwest Forensic Resource Center (MFRC). CSAFE is funded by a $20 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Center is a collective of statistical communities in the U.S. and abroad who will collaborate with forensic and statistical scientists at NIST, the FBI, and state and local crime labs to provide various pattern and digital evidence analyses. The MFRC's mission includes research, training, casework, and education in forensic science. This position is responsible for conducting research and development in the area of forensic science. As a scientist, the position is responsible for seeking sponsored funds and implementing the funded projects, both as a lead principal investigator and in collaboration with others as a co-investigator. This position involves a number of functions including: determining the availability of funding sources and the suitability of the required research to the University's mission; developing original scientific ideas to address the needs of the customer; preparing research proposals based on these ideas to obtain funding; performing the research; supervising a research group; administering the budget and resources of the group to meet the projected research goals; and presenting the results of the work through published reports, peer reviewed publication, conference presentations and/or confidential reports, as required by the funding agencies. The incumbent develops R&D opportunities and teams to address these opportunities, and administers the work. The position involves various University responsibilities including outreach and program development functions by traveling to conferences and visiting potential customers, and developing (inter)national collaborators. The position requires participation in national and international for setting standards and policy for forensic science practice and research. In addition to the above, The Scientist II will supervise other principal investigators. The successful candidate will be a leader and an effective team builder and have the capacity to help others work together to achieve shared goals. Good listening skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong problem solving skills, and the ability to synthesize and integrate diverse ideas and perspectives are also required to be successful in this position.

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