Stanford Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging, Project Manager

California, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford Medicine is launching a new center for artificial intelligence in medicine and imaging with the objective to pool resources from different clinical departments in the medical school paired with Stanford programs in computer science and engineering in order to support projects and research in applying artificial intelligence techniques to clinical problems to enhance patient care. An area of focus is the development of novel machine learning algorithms for medical imaging and text analysis.

Our center seeks a project manager, with experience in health informatics to provide research, complex project management, and technical support to AIMI research programs, projects, and initiatives. The Project Manager will work under direct supervision of Dr. Curt Langlotz, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Associate Chair for Information Systems, and Medical Informatics Director for Stanford Health Care.  This job will be responsible for managing multiple projects, interfacing with our research team, our clinical and non-clinical partners, corporate partners, and institutional stakeholders! We need you to innovatively coordinate, manage and help execute our artificial intelligence in medicine projects.

Duties include:

  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Lead projects requiring functional integration. Complete sub-project and/or stand-alone elements (or a contained project such as construction project).
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations with vendors and other partners to drive recommendation consensus within scope of responsibility.
  • Share responsibility and planning for the creation of a unique petabyte-scale repository of clinical images used for artificial intelligence research.
  • Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders on a focused project; actively manage resistance to change.
  • These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level: Charter- charter and scoping involvement or scope definition, identify and shape scope; # of disciplines /stakeholders to manage is contained to localized department or university constituents; risk- manage and report on risks associated with projects to upper management, risk sharing is maintained between management and project manager; project complexity involves straight-forward technology applications to drive decisions; primary university relationship is at the individual faculty, department /director level; cumulative budget/scope up to $250k.

* - Other duties may also be assigned 


  • Experience working in a health care environment, or with health information technology standards and tools, such as FHIR, HL7 and DICOM, is preferred.  
  • Experience with clinical or other images is also desirable.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.  
  • Experience in management of information technology research and/or development projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting.


  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to productively engage and influence cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement components.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.


  • Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.

* - 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.


  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • Travel locally and cross-university.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • 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,