Deputy Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

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Deputy Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Jan 08, 2021 Post Date📅88144 Requisition #The Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) brings together scientists who share a common interest in developing and using state-of-the-art imaging technology and developing molecular imaging assays for studying biological systems. MIPS is searching for a Research and Development Scientist and Engineer 2, to serve in the role of Deputy Director.

Previous experience as a core facility director or in managing an academic laboratory as a PI is required.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in pharmacology, bioengineering, medical physics or equivalent, additional degrees in a complementary area of engineering or biology (to provide background in both biology and engineering) and 5 years of experience with aspects of molecular imaging including equipment and protocols.

Preferably, the candidate will be familiar with molecular biology and have a background in both 1) engineering and 2) (pharmacology, biochemistry and/ or cell/molecular biology). The desired individual will therefore have a depth of understanding in both molecular engineering equipment and probes. We are searching for a seasoned engineer who can lead collaborative initiatives, sparking new activities within the MIPS division and linking the MIPS division with the Stanford University faculty. Exposure to molecular imaging is required. Previous experience as a tenure track faculty member is highly desirable. Manuscript preparation and editing experience required. Experience translating scientific concepts into written proposals is highly desirable. Grant writing skills are highly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. The ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists, including some staff management skills and a proven track record in scientific management is highly desirable.


Duties include:

  • The major responsibility of this position will be to assist, advise, and guide in research methods, studies and experiments between the various wet-labs of the MIPS program. The acquaintance with the different labs will allow the successful candidate to facilitate cross-collaboration amongst the different labs in molecular imaging assay development, first-in-human studies, and clinical trials. The candidate will initiate, facilitate and nurture scientific collaborations within the program, with other scientific programs within the Department of Radiology, with the larger Stanford community, and other academic and industrial partners etc. This necessitates the requirement for experience with cell/molecular biology and ideally the use of imaging in biological applications such as cancer research, cardiovascular research, and neuroscience research. S/he will also work in collaboration with government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nonprofit organizations and other entities towards helping to secure funding for the program.
  • The individual will collaborate with the Office of Medical Development on potential funding resources for molecular imaging to organize and optimize on approaches to develop fundraising activities, tracking and targeting financial results, and ensuring research resources. Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to: overseeing and managing the programs existing grants, guiding research projects, monitoring and preparing progress reports, and communicating updates on scientific progress with sponsors, and coordinating and securing institutional approvals associated with Center grants, represent the MIPS at scientific meetings, fundraising functions, and in the community.

Specific duties:

  • Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of major projects, services, facilities, and activities.
  • Develop advanced technological ideas, and guide their development into a final product or new approaches to research. Carry out complex or unique assignments important to the advancement of the field.
  • Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; make substantive contributions in diverse technical areas.
  • Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques.
  • Contribute to or co-author published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identify research and development funding opportunities.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferably, the candidate will be familiar with molecular biology and have a background in both 1) engineering and 2) (pharmacology, biochemistry and/ or cell/molecular biology). The desired individual will therefore have a depth of understanding in both molecular engineering equipment and probes. We are searching for a seasoned engineer who can lead collaborative initiatives, sparking new activities within the MIPS division and linking the MIPS division with the Stanford University faculty. Exposure to molecular imaging is required. Previous experience as a tenure track faculty member is highly desirable. Manuscript preparation and editing experience required. Experience translating scientific concepts into written proposals is highly desirable. Grant writing skills are highly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. The ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists, including some staff management skills and a proven track record in scientific management is highly desirable.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Previous experience as a core facility director or in managing an academic laboratory as a PI is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in pharmacology, chemistry, bioengineering or medical physics or equivalent, additional degrees in a complementary area of engineering or biology (to provide background in both biology and engineering) and 5 years of experience with aspects of molecular imaging including equipment and protocols.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Expert knowledge of the principles of molecular imaging and related natural sciences.
  • Demonstrated project leadership and core management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights 10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
  • May require travel.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4982
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K
  • Requisition ID: 88144

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/10/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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