Director, Shared FACS Facility

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Director, Shared FACS Facility

Job Number: 72382

The Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a director for its Shared Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Facility. The director will administer and coordinate all functions of a multifaceted flow cytometry service facility in support of the research activities at Stanford University, and the goals and objectives of the Beckman Center programs. In addition, the facility supports and is actively supported by the Stanford Immunology Program and Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The facility has an annual budget of $1.5M and provides consistent, high-quality, state-of-the-art flow cytometric tools and applications to researchers throughout Stanford University and research institutions/companies in the region. The director's role is to maintain and expand upon that presence.
Duties include:
Direct, supervise and manage a scientific core center with a full-time staff of 6 focused on flow cytometry serving the Stanford research community and local biotech companies.
Identify, evaluate, develop and implement new technologies and applications to stay state-of-the-art.
Provide research consultation and collaboration, experimental design, and peer review in the field of flow cytometry to the Stanford research community.
Be a resource for instrument problems and questions researchers may have regarding their cytometry results.
Manage resources to budget targets; financial analysis and planning; identification of research and development funding opportunities; and NIH Shared Instrument Grant writing.
Educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques for collecting and synthesizing data to information. Facilitate ongoing educational workshops and demonstrations on research methods and their ability to further research goals.
Administer and provide program oversight for internal funding sources for the facility.
Outreach and communication to the flow cytometry corporate world, and the greater research community.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced degree in the field of biochemistry, biology, genetics, immunology, engineering, or comparable field required for this position, plus five or more years of relevant experience.
Ability and desire to multi-task within a diverse business platform environment.
Excellent supervisory and management skills.
Excellent budgetary skills. Experience with university on-line procedures, payroll and account management desired.
Thorough knowledge of flow cytometry principles, and full practical understanding of Becton-Dickinson flow instrumentation.
Good understanding of immunology and genetics research.
A practical understanding of the biosafety issues involved in flow cytometry.
A thorough understanding of how a secure server based computation and data management environment should function.
Outreach experience into the flow cytometry scientific community to project a positive presence of the SSFF, and to maintain current information on technologies.
Bachelor's degree plus eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required.
Demonstrated experience leading and managing technical staff.
Demonstrated experience leading complex projects or programs.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.

Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls.
* - 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.

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,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

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