Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
ISI is seeking a research leader in advanced microelectronics. This position has responsibility for formulating and conducting research activities in advanced microelectronics.Â Develops funding and staff to accomplish those goals.Â Provides scientific and technical leadership.Â Establishes research directions of national importance.Â Provides administrative and budgetary management of a potential research division.
Applicants selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Per U.S. government regulations, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated success record in developing and executing strategic growth plans in advanced microelectronics design, fabrication, and deployment to applications either for the U.S. government or industry.Â Within this technology area, the successful candidate will have the following overall responsibilities:Â Â Â Â Â Â
Formulating and leading technology programs of national importance and providing administrative and budgetary management of these programs.
Overseeing technology areas in advanced microelectronics, initiating relevant innovative programs of national importance and establishing novel research directions that will strengthen ISIâs, USCâs, and the U.S. microelectronic industryâs position.
Applying relevant principles and concepts to plan, coordinate, and execute research objectives.
Developing collaborations at ISI, USC, and with other world-class research leaders.
Developing funding sources and proposals to obtaining funding to support leading-edge research on microelectronics products that will have a significant impact to both the U.S. government and commercial industry.Funding sources may include U.S. government or private sources.
Overseeing the budget and/or finances and other administrative requirements for research projects to ensure that the projectsâ budgets are maintained, project priorities are met, and to ensure reporting requirements are met and funding arrives on a timely basis.
Serving as a resource for funding agencies, and/or other organizations, to provide requested or required technical and financial information and reports; also, technical reports in matters of novel technological achievements in a given area.
Making presentations at conferences and to sponsors, participating in workshops and meetings, and collaborating in specific areas of microelectronics technology research and development.Also, representing ISI, and/or the university at large as needed, as assigned or appropriate.
Preferred 8 years of experience in the field of microelectronics.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: DoctorateMinimum Experience: 0-6 monthsMinimum Field of Expertise: PhD with demonstrated record of outstanding research contributions and experience. Proven technical proficiency, exceptional creativity, successful collaboration with others, and independent thought. Strong managerial skills. Demonstrated reputation as an emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishment. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize research directions, exert technical leadership, communicate technical ideas, coordinate individual contributions to a research program, and present research plans and results in a manner that will elicit favorable funding actions.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.