7 Job Positions at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

7 Job Positions at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

7 Job Positions at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Administrative Support Coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking Administrative Support Coordinators to provide administrative support to various operational units at its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This role will work closely with the Director of the unit to ensure operations at the run smoothly, therefore an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practices, policies, and procedures of Carnegie Mellon University will be required.
About Carnegie Mellon University

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world.CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 230 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years.Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.
The role
As CMU-Africa’s Administrative Support Coordinator, you will regularly handle sensitive information and be required to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support the Director of the unit, as well as other team members, to effectively conduct the administrative goals and duties of the unit.
  • Assist with the workflow within the unit and maintains calendars to ensure time-critical issues such as monthly and quarterly reporting, group meetings, project reviews, etc. are identified and adhered to.
  • Plan and organize unit meetings, committee meetings and other relevant meetings as requested by the supervisor, creating agendas, and preparing minutes. Prepares and collects documents and materials for meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage unit-specific events, symposia, lectures, seminars, and conferences (from concept through implementation). Acts as liaison with external vendors, handling routine questions and correcting minor problems.
  • Prepare requests for travel authorizations and coordinates travel schedules, bookings, and other arrangements for the unit.
  • Prepare and submit unit expense reimbursements claims to CMU-Africa Finance.
  • Assist with internal communications for associates and leadership among multiple platforms, interfaces, and serves as principal source of information to staff, and faculty on policies, procedures, programs, and office activities.
  • Collaborate with the Business Operations team to procure office supplies and equipment for the unit.
  • Act as backup for other Administrative Support Coordinators when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in administration support roles essential
  • Experience supporting Finance and / or HR functions a distinct advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French a plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility, in a high pressure, fast paced and complex environment, to manage multiple, time sensitive assignments with the capacity to independently prioritize work with strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to accomplish projects and assignments with strict deadlines.
  • Proven ability with logistics and travel coordination.
  • Demonstrated skills with organizing files, correspondence and documents and ability to recommend and implement systems to enhance related procedure and policy
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact with University leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders with a highly professional demeanor and strong customer service skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral and electronic communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • ​Proven ability with other systems and technology to improve administrative efficiency.
  • Ability to learn new computer skills and systems
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Full Stack Developer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly efficient and experienced Full Stack Developer to plan, design, implement as well as evaluate local and third-party computing systems that will be utilized for the Umoja Digital Public Goods Network Project for its location in Rwanda at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will occasionally handle sensitive information and require maintaining strict confidentiality and discretion.
About the Umuja Digital Public Goods Network Project
Carnegie Mellon University has received a four-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Umoja Digital Public Good Network (The Umoja Network) project. The project has a broad focus on cyber security, digital transformation of Africa and infrastructure. The Umoja Network aims to address issues around inequitable access and barriers to financial services including availability, accessibility, affordability, regulations, and trust. The Umoja Network will coordinate researchers in Rwanda, the U.S., and other countries to establish a comprehensive and coherent multi-stakeholder approach working with communities across Rwanda as well as industry and government representatives.
The role
As a Full Stack Developer in CMU-Africa’s Umoja Network Project, your specific responsibilities will vary. They will include (but will not be limited to) the following:
Responsibilities
  • Design and develop digital public goods solutions using code and data to build a base of digital public good artifacts.
  • Implement use-cases and support researchers in developing proofs-of-concept.
  • Design lab maintenance procedures and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Serve as technical support in the research and implementation of the project and follow up on logistical and technical issues.
  • Build and maintain an inventory management system for lab equipment and consumables.
  • Design and executing laboratory testing using defined standard procedures
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of software development experience, preferably supporting well established institutions
  • Experience using CRM systems such as Salesforce
  • Proficient in Java, HTML, RDBMS, JavaScript and CSS
  • International accreditation and certification in the field will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English andFrench will be an advantage.
  • Proven experience with Digital Public Goods solutions a plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Proficiency in major operating systems, such as GIT and GIT Hub.
  • Proficiency in various coding languages
  • Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse environment
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Highly developed research skills, with demonstrable ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to get things done and produce results quickly—whether the tasks are large or small
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to createand articulate presentations for diverse audiences
  • Advanced programming skills, preferably with a demonstrable grasp for higher education enterprise processes
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to synthesize data to make informed, strategic decisions

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Facilities Manager at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly experienced and capable individual to serve as Facilities Manager for the main 6,000 sqm education facility and other CMU facilities at its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will be responsible for all aspects of building maintenance, facility planning, space allocation and building systems management. They will work with the Director of Business Operations to establish and enforce facilities policies and procedures to ensure all areas are maintained in accordance with CMU’s safety protocols.
About the Education Network and CMU – AFRICA

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) is building a network alliance of engineering and technology education institutions across the African continent, which will create and enhance educational, knowledge creation, and industry-government connections to produce a workforce that drives inclusive digital transformation in Africa. They will work together to develop the capacity of network universities to deliver effective engineering and technology education, increase access through online certificate programs, and partner in creating practicum and internships to strengthen students’ employability skills.

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world.CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff, and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 230 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years.Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.
The role
As Facilities Manager, you will work closely with the Director of Business Operations in the strategic planning process for all building related matters and serve as the primary liaison and point of contact for relevant university administration. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include but, will not be limited to, the following:
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all aspects of building maintenance, facility planning, space allocation, and building systems management to ensure CMU-Africa facilities are fit for purpose.
  • Assess user needs regarding building automation systems, utility usage, energy conservation and develops coherent strategies and spending plan to meet all of these needs for existing facilities and infrastructure.
  • Partner with the Finance Officer to procure external vendor services for security, cleaning, landscaping, general repairs, and maintenance, and manages those relationships on a day-to-day basis.
  • Oversee all custodial services and ensure external vendor service delivery is meeting service level agreement terms and conditions.
  • Manage the facilities maintenance budget and negotiates vendor contracts in line with CMU policies.
  • Establish and enforces policies and procedures regarding the facilities functions of the campus to ensure all areas are aesthetically pleasing, clean, orderly, and portray the proper image that is aligned with CMU’s reputation.
  • Collaborate with various CMU-Africa constituents and CMU main campus Enterprise Risk Management to compete the development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for CMU-Africa, which covers fire safety, evacuation plans, medical emergency, and natural disaster protocols, etc…
  • Ensure building improvements and maintenance schedules are adhered to and meet building code and health and safety requirements.
  • Work closely with external constituents such as the police and fire departments to ensure compliance with local safety regulations. 
  • Ensure that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
  • Regularly inspect the building facilities for signs of damage or wear and tear and takes timely action to mitigate damage and oversee building projects, renovations or refurbishments.
  • Submit regular reports to the Director of Business Operations on the status of facilities projects and ongoing works.
  • Work closely with the institutional diversity lead to ensure facilities are continuously improved for disability access
  • Collaborate with CMU Pittsburgh partners to conduct analysis and make recommendations on sustainability practices and protocols
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Operations Management, Real Estate, or related field. Master’s degree a plus.
  • 3-5 years of facilities management in a related field and building management experience with 2 or more years working in educational, or institutional setting with leadership experience.
  • Working knowledge of commercial building codes, current construction practices, and regulations – both for Rwanda and Internationally. Familiarity with statutes for the same.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Kinyarwanda and French essential
Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrable ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrable ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse environment
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrable to get things done and produce results quickly—whether the tasks are large or small
  • ​Computer literacy (including knowledge of, and substantial experience with, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills). Working knowledge of CAD drawing systems a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and record

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Lab Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly efficient and experienced Lab Engineer to design, develop, and test digital public goods solutions as part of the Umoja Digital Public Goods Network Project for its location in Rwanda at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will occasionally handle sensitive information and require maintaining strict confidentiality and discretion.
About Umuja Digital Public Goods Network Project
Carnegie Mellon University has received a four-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Umoja Digital Public Good Network (The Umoja Network) project. The project has a broad focus on cyber security, digital transformation of Africa and infrastructure. The Umoja Network aims to address issues around inequitable access, and barriers to financial services including availability, access, affordability, regulations, and trust. The Umoja Network will coordinate researchers in Rwanda, the U.S., and other countries to establish a comprehensive and coherent multi-stakeholder approach working with communities across Rwanda as well as industry and government representatives.
The role
As a Lab Engineer in CMU-Africa’s Umoja Network Project, your specific responsibilities will vary. They will include (but will not be limited to) the following:
Responsibilities
  • Design and develop digital public goods solutions
  • Implement use-cases and support researchers in developing proofs-of-concept.
  • Serve as technical support in the research and implementation of the project and follow up on logistical and technical issues.
  • Build and maintain an inventory management system for lab equipment and consumables.
  • Design and executing laboratory testing using defined standard procedures
  • Other duties as signed

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A master’s degree in engineering (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields).
  • At least three years of experience in a similar position.
  • International accreditation and certification in the field would be an advantage. e.g., Networking and security Certifications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English andFrench would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience with Digital Public Goods solutions a plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Proficiency in major operating systems, such as GIT and GIT Hub.
  • Proficiency in various coding languages
  • Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse environment
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Highly developed research skills, with demonstrable ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to get things done and produce results quickly—whether the tasks are large or small
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to create and articulate presentations for diverse audiences

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Investment Officer at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

About Business Partners

Business Partners is a specialist risk finance company that provides customized financial solutions, sectorial knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other value – added services for formal SMEs in South Africa and selected African countries. 

We’re passionate about funding, supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs, or as we like to call them, the square pegs in a sea of round holes. 

We are offering an exciting career opportunity to an Investment Officer at our offices based in Kigali.
About the Job
We are looking for someone who will be able to fulfill the following requirements:
  • Marketing the Business Partners Brand and building networks.
  • Undertaking viability studies on targeted companies.
  • Doing financial modelling and compiling the investment report.
  • Negotiating and structuring investment projects on the targeted entities.

Requirements

A Successful candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or other business-related field.
  • 2 or more years’ of experience in business investment/business investment structuring.
  • Experience in auditing, banking and/or sales and marketing will be advantageous.
The individual needs to possess the ability to build and maintain relationships, have strong negotiation skills and be results focused
Competencies:
  • Relating and Networking with People
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Analyzing information
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
Business Partners International Rwanda Limited offers market related remuneration
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Instructional Teaching and Learning Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

  • minate research and emerging developments about evidence-based teaching strategies
  • Develops rapport and collaborate effectively with member institutions, faculty, and CMU-main campus to ensure that teaching and learning events are held successfully
  • Supports instructors and faculty through creating communities of learning practice
  • Partners with the director of knowledge creation and education network to develop strategic reports qualifying the success of the workshops, events and areas for improvement and future goals
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity while promoting CMU’s mission and values.
  • Manages relationships to facilitate or expand opportunities for interdisciplinary programs; external collaborations/partnerships and center of teaching development
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in instructional design or related field
  • 5+ years of experience working for a higher education institution specializing in teaching and learning support, enhancement and/or enablement. Preferred working with STEM faculty to enhance engineering and/or technology instructional design and delivery
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and French a plus
Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • The ability to persuade, negotiate, mediate, create agreement among groups with differing interests, and create focus out of ambiguity are essential skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster a positive and collaborative work culture.
  • Strong project management skills to ensure successful network management
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior computer and database management skills. Including, advanced knowledge Microsoft Office Suite and other computer-related concepts. Possess substantial experience with email, word processing, spreadsheet, databases, and presentation software.
  • Ability to take initiative, to get things done—whether the tasks are large or small, to encourage independence and decision-making among staff, and to create a work environment that promotes the retention of talented, collaborative and committed staff.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and clearly communicate results

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Senior Manager for Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Senior Manager to support and manage designated aspects of the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will work within the newly formed Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships pillar, to align CMU-Africa with industry partners that support entrepreneurship and work-related growth across Africa’s technology sectors. They will help grow and curate a diverse range of collaborations and relationships. This is a new and unique position that requires an individual who has a small business and/or program development experience, a team player with leadership qualities, excellent relationship building and people management skills, highly developed marketing skills, a passion for education and innovation, and a desire to make a difference.

About CMU – AFRICA

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world.  CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff, and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 230 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years.  Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

The role

As Senior Manager for Entrepreneurship and Industry partnerships, you will work closely with the Director of Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships to develop industry partnerships and coordinate their engagement with CMU-Africa. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

  • Manage partnerships: Responsible for managing and maintaining relationships with existing CMU-Africa industry partners.  Build long term relationships, create strategic alliances for mutual needs, which includes the range of internal requirements and needs for CMU-Africa i.e. scholarships, internships, sponsorship’s, support of the entrepreneurial ecosystem etc.  Develop and maintain demonstrably successful relationships with industry partners.  Deliver to agreed KPIs for the industry partnership’s portfolio.
  • Assess and manage industry partnerships: Creating opportunities to engage with relevant partners in a way that generates symbiotic maximum value for the Unit and CMU-Africa.  Expand connections to industry, government, and other employers through meetings, collaborations on engineering research projects, student practical learning and internships in support of job creation and work readiness.
  • Grow Industry Partners:  Identify and grow Industry partnerships across Africa and globally as per the engagement strategy and objectives of the department, with the Director. Secure partnerships which deliver the best ROI across the range of CMU requirements.
  • Grow engagement with Industry Partners: Convene events with and for Industry, and Academic affiliates, bringing together leaders in the ICT sector, alongside micro, small, and medium sized businesses (MSMEs) for knowledge exchange, round tables, topical events etc.
  • Brand awareness and thought leadership: Collaborate with relevant departments to establish a forum for talks and other engagement among key Industry-Government-Academic Affiliates.  This will involve hosting relevant events with external audiences (talks, round tables, VIP tours), speaking engagements, networking, and more.  Build the brand of CMU.
  • Reporting: Provide regular reporting and analysis on the status of the portfolio, identifying patterns, changes and opportunities that CMU should be aware.
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Work with the team to Identify needs and support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Industry Innovation Lab that can be met by industry partners and cultivate and curate these.
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in establishing, developing, and managing partnerships
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and French a plus

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent convener of events
  • Ability to understand and follow protocol, and manage internal partnerships and relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with a varied audience
  • Experience in CRM within a strategic framework
  • Displays inter-cultural and contextual knowledge and insights
  • Possesses an understanding of university environments and mandates
  • Solution-minded self-starter with the ability to think strategically, critically, and creatively within a lean department
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation skills and marketing skills
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to the team’s success
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Has a demonstrated network in industry

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Lab Manager at Carnegie Mellon University Africa: (Deadline 19 February 2022)

Job Description

Job Purpose
 
Carnegie Mellon University Africa is seeking a highly efficient and experienced Lab Manager to oversee the operations of the Public Goods Network Laboratory as part of the Umoja Public Goods Network Project for its location in Rwanda, at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will require combining managerial with technical skills to ensure the lab operates smoothly for the various users and is ideal for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
 
About the Umoja Public Goods Network Project
 
Carnegie Mellon University has received a four-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the Umoja Digital Public Good Network Project (The Umoja Network). The project has a broad focus on cyber security, digital transformation of Africa and infrastructure. The Umoja Network aims to address issues around unequal access, and barriers to financial services including availability, access, affordability, regulations, and trust. The Umoja Network will coordinate researchers in Rwanda, the U.S., and other countries to establish a comprehensive and coherent multi-stakeholder approach working with communities around Rwanda as well as industry and government representatives.
 
The role
 
As CMU-Africa’s Umoja Lab Manager, your main responsibility will be to oversee all aspects of the lab function, including equipment, lab engineers, supplies, software, and documentation. Your specific responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
 
Responsibilities
  • Oversee the overall use of the laboratory to ensure users comply with systems of good practice and maintain high levels of security and safety protocols.
  • Manage lab engineers and software developers and oversee their development, including training, performance evaluations, and work scheduling.
  • Coordinate lab use, ensuring adequate resources such as equipment, materials, and other supplies.
  • Partner with the Finance team and external vendors to oversee equipment procurement and maintenance.
  • Develop lab security documents and maintenance procedures, ensuring all information and data collected in the lab complies with CMU record management policies.
  • Collaborate with the Project manager to organize and take the lead on running technical demo sessions for various stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience
  • A master’s degree in relevant field (for example: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, etc.)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a management position.
  • International accreditation and certification in the field would be an advantage. e.g., Networking and security Certifications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English andFrench would be an advantage
Skills and Competencies
  • Self-starter with the ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively withing a lean and dynamic organization
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with a varied audience in addition to being able to build and sustain professional relationships and partnerships.
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate with different stakeholders and project partners
  • Ability to coordinate activities for the successful implementation of the project
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to synthesize data to make informed, strategic decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to connect easily with people from various cultures and backgrounds
  • Goal-oriented with ability to identify synergies and opportunities for improved team interactions.
  • Flexible and adaptable style, an ability to work independently and as a team member in a highly collaborative environment
  • Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving and diverse business environment

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