Sunday , March 26 2023

UHN Employment – Manager, Preclinical Imaging Facility Core

Website University Health Network

Job Description:

The Core Facility Manager will be responsible for managing the daily operations at the STTARR Innovation Centre, utilizing both practical and theoretical knowledge to oversee preclinical research and imaging procedures on a variety of research application. The core imaging equipment includes preclinical MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, US, PA, and Optical systems. The applicant will lead efforts related to running, enriching, and expanding the STTARR core facility, by demonstrating an understanding of its operational procedures, the unique performance characteristics of its equipment, and by providing support and guidance to a highly skilled team, with a diverse portfolio of knowledge and technical expertise. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to be able to deliver to defined timelines. Must be able to work quickly and accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and must be adaptable and capable of working and leading in a team composed by imaging scientists, histopathology, and image analysis experts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead training and outreach activities at major meetings as well as building and strengthening collaborations with internal and external researchers, including industrial partners
  • Supporting the execution of preclinical research studies across various therapeutic areas
  • As the project lead on multiple projects, the candidate will ultimately be responsible for:
  • Coordinate and develop collaboration strategies with internal, national and international academic groups to advance imaging efforts and techniques
  • Manage all phases of preclinical research projects while ensuring collected and reported data are of high standards
  • Creating and maintaining an open and supportive team environment
  • Develop relationships with local and international industry experts interested in advancing their imaging and theranostic efforts
  • Manage daily operations of the STTARR Core Facility, including its Preclinical Imaging, Pathology, and Image Analysis subdivisions.
  • Oversee all elements of program administration, including tracking of resource metrics (usage, income, expense, publications and funding) and assemble progress reports, as required
  • Work with users to optimize experimental conditions for the equipment present in the facility, and consult with faculty in designing and refining imaging approaches in grant applications
  • Interfacing with sponsors, study managers, core facility personnel, business unit and finance teams, to oversee all aspects of study management from project inception to completion
  • Host, plan and participate in training courses and workshops targeted to the local research community
  • Provide training and mentoring for staff and users of the core facility
  • The integrity and quality of the data shared with core facility users and sponsors
  • Maintain advanced scientific instrumentation, recommend new technical areas to be explored, and identify synergies in existing areas to promote collaboration and expansion of services

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Masters or PhD degree, with appropriate experience
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work independently and accurately under strict timelines
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Broad experience with animal handling, particularly mice and rats, and animal models of disease
  • Project management experience, effective organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to function as a liaison with vendors and outside researchers about emerging technologies and research opportunities/synergies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory procedures, preclinical imaging techniques, and analytical techniques
  • Proven experience in managing and coordinating preclinical research projects, and leading and motivating a team of professional scientists and technical staff
  • Excellent problem recognition and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise within a leading academic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices with 3 years or more of experience

Job Details:

Company: University Health Network

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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