Director, Biological Imaging Core

Location
Eugene, Oregon (US)
Salary
$85,000 - $100,000 per year
Posted
February 20 2018
Ref
521736
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Position Summary

The University of Oregon is seeking a full-time director for a new Biological Imaging Core Research Facility. The position is centrally funded by the University of Oregon. The director will oversee the day-to-day operation of this dynamic, multi-user facility. Responsibilities will include operating and maintaining microscopes and computers, working with a wide variety of users to devise and implement imaging-based studies, coordinating the use and development of custom optical equipment, training users on aspects of imaging and computational image analysis both formally and informally, coordinating the financial and administrative operation of the facility, and serving as a resource for university researchers regarding advances in biological imaging.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must have, at a minimum, three years’ experience with optical imaging methods or an advanced degree in a biological or physical science or engineering. It is preferred that the successful candidate have experience with multiple optical imaging methods applied to biological systems, skills and experience related to the maintenance of microscopes, data management, and computational image analysis, experience working in a biological imaging user facility, and experience with training researchers on the use of imaging instrumentation and the design of experiments.

 The director will interact with faculty, students, and researchers in a variety of department and institutes at the University of Oregon, as well at the University’s new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (https://accelerate.uoregon.edu/).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • Three years’ experience with optical imaging methods or an advanced degree (in a biological or physical science or engineering).
  • Experience with imaging biological systems.

Professional Competencies

  • Analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to think creatively.
  • Skills related to data management.
  • Skills related to computational image analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers from a variety of scientific fields.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple optical imaging methods applied to biological systems.
  • Skills and experience related to the maintenance of commercial optical instruments, data management, and computational image analysis.
  • Experience working in a biological imaging user facility.
  • Experience with training researchers on the use of imaging instrumentation and the design of experiments.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a resume/CV and a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications are related to this position.

Application Review Begins
April 1, 2018; position open until filled

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