User Coordinator at UC Santa Barbara
The BioPACIFIC Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) is a mid-scale infrastructure program in NSF’s Division of Materials Research (DMR) designed to accelerate advances in biomaterials research and discovery. Envisaged as more than a suite of technical resources, BioPACIFIC seeks to integrate internal, external, expert, and novice users alike into the mission of discovery of new bioderived materials, and emphasizes intellectual capital, technique know-how, and collaborative spirit in connecting users to the tools and the researchers of the MIP. BioPACIFIC operates a user facility that provides unique materials, research equipment, samples, data, and technical services open to a diverse community of external researchers at various institutions and accessible through a proposal process and User Program.
Reporting to the Executive Director at UCSB of the NSF BioPACIFIC MIP, and working closely with the Executive Director at UCLA, the User Coordinator will lead BioPACIFIC’s User Program. Through administration of this program, the User Coordinator will (1) drive the recruitment of a diverse community of external users to the BioPACIFIC platform through both remote and in-person marketing activities, (2) work with the education leads to coordinate user education and training activities, such as the BioPACIFIC summer school, (3) coordinate visits by external researchers to BioPACIFIC, and (4) highlight key achievements from the BioPACIFIC user community resulting from utilization of the platform.
UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets.