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"do a fresh re-assessment of the duties of assistant to the lab director

From: Dara Entekhabi
Subject: Re:
Date: August 22, 2017 at 5:54:23 PM EDT
To: Ed Carlevale, Philip M Gschwend
CC: "Sallie (Penny) Chisholm"

Hello Phil and Penny,

Ed and I met today and discussed the topics mentioned in the E-Mails last week and also discussed over the last few weeks and months.

The path forward we arrived at is for Ed to use his nine months on the job so far to do a fresh re-assessment of the duties of assistant to the lab director. Then document these in a new proposed jobs-description or statement-of-work. This is welcome in my opinion since the existing description or statement is at least ten years old and copied from year to another without much modernization and updates. So a fresh look at what it takes to run this Lab is good.

The statement-of-work or jobs-description would also include recommendations for: 1) how to split the position among multiple faculty and the Lab itself (what is limit of fragmentation of hours among tasks), and 2) HR designation of the employment level.

I hope you agree. We can discuss this new description once the semester starts and folks are back in the Lab.



Dara Entekhabi
Professor, Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Chair