Careers at CISTAR


CISTAR Diversity Director

Position Summary

Responsible for all aspects of the diversity and mentoring programs for CISTAR. Contribute to the CISTAR goal of developing diverse students with the technical and professional skills to become leaders in their profession. Create a diversity strategic plan with clearly defined goals, objectives, milestones and metrics and strategies for attaining them. Establish and implement metrics and tools that can be applied across CISTAR. Facilitate activities for the CISTAR diversity team. Plan, coordinate and implement CISTAR efforts for diversity recruitment and outreach. Create, implement and oversee a mentoring program for all CISTAR participants. Write proposals for CISTAR related activities. Organize events, write reports, and communicate CISTAR diversity activities and progress.

  • Oct 25, 2017

CISTAR Assistant Director for Education

Position Summary

Responsible for the development and implementation of CISTAR educational programs, including curricular initiatives (spanning pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students), outreach and continuing education, mentoring of students, and research experiences. Work closely with the Workforce Development Program Directors for pre-college and university programming, and with education liaisons located on site at the four university partners. Interact with faculty and students at Purdue and all the partner institutions. Plan, coordinate and execute activities, data collection, assessment and reporting, as required by diverse stakeholders. Write proposals for CISTAR related activities. Organize events, write reports, and communicate CISTAR educational activities and progress. Some travel is required.

  • Oct 25, 2017

CISTAR Communications Specialist (half time)

Position Summary

Responsible for communications and marketing for the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources – CISTAR. Work with the CISTAR Managing Director to prepare and implement a marketing and communications plan for CISTAR. Develop a consistent image of all CISTAR materials. Serve as the CISTAR contact for all communications projects. Responsible for the creation and delivery of all materials for CISTAR. Interact with faculty, staff, students, and communications professionals across all five CISTAR partners. Assist with the CISTAR annual report and miscellaneous other reports.

  • Oct 25, 2017

CISTAR Industrial Liaison Officer

Position Summary

The Center for the Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) is looking for an Industrial Liaison Officer to lead the industry engagement effort, from strategy to implementation. The duties are to manage interactions with companies, ranging from developing their interest, attracting them to become CISTAR members, engaging them in research projects, managing the ongoing relationship, monitoring intellectual property, and assisting with technology transfer agreements. The ILO will also perform miscellaneous duties related to CISTAR to ensure the success of the center, such as mentoring students and facilitating internships. Specific targets in attracting and retaining industry members will need to be met for successful employment.

  • Sep 22, 2017