Director, Stanford Center for Innovations in In Vivo Imaging

California, United States
Monday, 8 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 9 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking a Director for the Stanford Center for Innovation in In-vivo Imaging, (SCi3).  The Director will provide financial, operational, and scientific/technical leadership for a world-class small animal imaging facility located in the School of Medicine.

The mission of the SCi3 is to provide access to state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind preclinical imaging instruments to facilitate translation of research from in-vitro tests to small animal investigations and clinical practice.  This enables assessments of new technologies, novel drugs/tracers, variable phenotypes and novel biological concepts in living murine models.  

Duties include:

  • Work with Stanford faculty researchers to develop and update strategic plans to maintain a state-of-the-art instrumentation facility. 
  • Strategic plans include the development of funds to cover new instrument purchases, cover the instrument maintenance contracts, and manage the limited space available. This requires the Director to write successful instrumentation grants for the Center.
  • Collaborate with faculty and scientific staff to develop new approaches to small animal imaging.
  • Engage with instrumentation developers to pilot new applications of their instruments.
  • Provide training on the use of instrumentation within the facility.
  • Mentor users in the design of imaging experiments, including determining the best imaging modality to answer a particular scientific question.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the various branches of the SCi3 facility. This includes ensuring that all workstation computers are compliant with SoM IT requirements, and the maintaining of core servers for user data storage and retrieval.
  • Work with School of Medicine financial staff annually, to develop break-even rates and then assume responsible for monitoring income and adjusting the spending of the center such that the center is within 15% of breakeven at fiscal year-end. 

* - Other duties may also be assigned.





* - 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.



Additional Information

  • Experience managing the finances and operations of at least a medium-sized core facility.  In the absence of such experience, other relevant financial management and/or operational experience.
  • A PhD in a related scientific field.
  • Computer skills sufficient to manage and maintain the data storage systems of the facility.
  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, including expertise in multiple state-of-the-art small animal imaging modalities, as demonstrated by publications.
  • Experience managing the finances and operations of at least a medium-sized core facility and in the absence of such experience, other relative financial management and/or operational experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related sciences and in multiple state-of-the-art small animal imaging modalities.
  • Demonstrated project and technical leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4982
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K
  • Requisition ID: 88339