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Lewis Center for Neuroimaging (LCNI)

Posting: 13336
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2014-02-02

Title:  Director, Lewis Center for Neuroimaging (LCNI)
Division:  Research, Innovation and Graduate Education, LCNI
FTE:  1.0 FTE
Type:  Officer of Administration
Duration:  One year contract, renewable annually
Salary Range:  $100,000-$150,000
Annual Basis:  12 month
Est. Starting Date:  October 31, 2013 or as soon as possible

The University of Oregon (UO) welcomes applications for the position of Director for the Lewis Center for Neuroimaging (LCNI).  The LCNI is a research core facility that works under the auspices of the Vice President for Research and Innovation; the Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research Finance and Business Administration. The LCNI has four full time employees and is located in the newly opened Lewis Integrative Science Building which houses researchers from Psychology, Biology and Physics in a dynamic and cutting edge environment.

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive research university with a total student enrollment of about 20,000 and is the AAU flagship institution of the Oregon University System.  With over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and institutions and seven research-active Schools and Colleges, the UO is a significant contributor of research discoveries that benefit society and fuel the nation’s economy.  The LCNI provides services to interdisciplinary and multifaceted cognitive neuroscience and physiological research teams at the University of Oregon.  The Center recently acquired a Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T full-body MRI system.  This system has a 70cm bore which permits imaging of any part of the body and improved participant comfort.  We encourage candidates to review the LISB website to learn more about the cutting edge, collaborative scientific environment in which the center operates at http://lcni.uoregon.edu/.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the variety of utilizations for MRI and related analyses.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have familiarity with research intensive institutions and a variety of federal and/or non-federal sponsored programs.  It is our expectation that the finalist will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds and will maintain the highest ethical standards as a leader within their unit and within the university.

The UO is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating campus in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment.  Balancing life and work is extremely important to UO employees and the university provides ample support and encouragement for its employees to enjoy the environmental and cultural opportunities offered in Eugene and the greater Willamette valley.  We encourage candidates to learn about the benefits of working at the UO by reviewing relevant pages on our Human Resources website such as http://hr.uoregon.edu/worklife/.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Education and mentoring: The Director broadens the base of successful users by the direct or indirect mentoring of new users and/or offering or organizing classes on imaging methodology and advanced techniques. 
  • Outreach and Communication: The Director successfully seeks, facilitates, and maintains external funding for imaging research, as well as aiding other users in their grant initiatives and organizing larger grant activities (e.g., center grants).  Where appropriate, the Director spearheads instrumentation grant initiatives.The Director reaches out to the broader research community, locally, regionally, and nationally to positively represent the Center, to forge new collaborations, and to augment Center activity. 
  • Pilot Program: The Director manages and monitors the LCNI pilot program in its role as a vehicle for broadening the LCNI user base, in concert with faculty input from the executive committee.
  • Unit Administration: The Director has financial and administrative oversight for the unit.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Associate Vice President for Research Finance and Business Administration

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in field relevant to imaging such as Physics or Psychology OR an M.D. with a relevant specialty such as psychiatry or radiology.
  • Technical and leadership experience relevant to the LCNI mission.
  • Significant professional experience as a PI, mPI or co-PI in research studies relevant to LCNI activities.
  • Significant experience in experimental design and analytics involving large and complex data sets relevant to LCNI activities.

All experience may have been gained concurrently.

Finalist candidates may be subject to a formal background check.

To ensure consideration, application should be received by Monday, September 16, 2013; position will remain open until filled.  A complete application will include a cover letter specifically addressing how your professional experience qualifies you for the position, a current resume and contact information for three references.  Formal referencing will be required only of those individuals considered as finalists.  Materials should clearly indicate to the review committee that you meet the minimum qualifications.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please email your package to Diana Alderette at dalderet@uoregon.edu please put LCNI Director application in the subject line.  Paper applications should be sent c/o Ms. Diana Alderette, 1440 Franklin Boulevard, Room 170, Eugene, OR 97403.

The UO is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to the University of Oregon’s diverse community.