Throughout the Department of Neurology at UCSF, our mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion the University's global health initiatives.
The Director of Technology serves as the primary technical leader for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) and, in partnership with other members of the Executive Committee, formulates and executes technology strategies in support of the center’s mission. The MAC is an internationally renowned clinical research center with over 120 full time employees with offices and clinical research space located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The MAC provides clinical care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease processes; from this clinical population, external referrals, and direct recruitment efforts we enroll patients into more than 30 structured research protocols and/or treatment trials. We are a California Alzheimer’s Research Center and a federal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
The Director of Technology is responsible for developing and managing key strategic partnerships with technical and research informatics organizations and service providers across and beyond UCSF. The Director of Technology is responsible for identifying funding opportunities and developing proposals for technology, data management, new media, and informatics initiatives in partnership with MAC faculty and other stakeholders.
The Director of Technology is responsible and accountable for all aspects of technology and data management at the MAC, and hires, supervises, and mentors direct reports with operational responsibilities for private cloud infrastructure, system and network administration, backup and disaster recovery, capacity planning, training and technical support, data management and quality assurance, software / application development, web and intranet development, and compliance with all security and patient confidentiality regulations. The candidate will also perform other related duties.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other university degree and 10+ years of directly relevant work experience
• Five or more years of experience guiding technology direction for a data management and software development organization
• Five or more years of experience with or managing Java, Python, SQL, HTML, XML software development
• Five or more years of experience with or managing n-tier, desktop, mobile, and web applications development and implementation
• Five or more years of OS experience: Windows, Linux, Mac OS
• Five or more years of experience with common RDBMS platforms (MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
• Experience with NoSQL environments (CouchDB, MongoDB)
• Leadership and Strategic Relationships: demonstrated leader with experience developing relationships and championing shared objectives across organizational boundaries
• Project and Product Management: expertise and proven experience in technology project management and product management / definition. Experience in managing iterative product development with agile methodologies, and training / mentoring teams members in agile development activities and methods
• Software Architecture, Programming, Data Modeling, Systems Administration: expertise in (or experience managing teams focused on) object oriented development, agile methodologies, service oriented architectures, specifications development, data modeling, systems administration and security of operating systems, database environments, and application servers including mobile technologies and integration with SAAS solutions and COTS (Commercial, Off the Shelf) software
• Budgeting, Proposal Development, Business Modeling: Expertise using excel and financial reporting tools for business modeling and analysis
• Technical Employee Development and Supervision: Experience hiring, supervising and developing technical professionals with a proven track record of mentoring and managing teams for performance
• Communications: excellent writing, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills in English
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting up to 20 lbs., carrying up to 30 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use, ability to differentiate color, verbal communication.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
• Master’s degree and five or more years of directly relevant work experience
• Five or more years of development or management experience with agile development methodologies
• Five or more years of experience with financial management, budget development, business modeling
• Research Data Management experience: advanced knowledge of the medical research domain, including study design, enrollment management, data collection, data quality, validation and analysis. Understanding of applications and workflows associated with medical research including laboratory and clinical processes
• Experience developing budgets and proposals in an academic research environment. Knowledge of regulations and policies for federal (NIH) and private funding agencies. Knowledge of university financial systems and policies
• Knowledge of university HR and supervisory policies