Program Manager
University of Maryland, Baltimore - Baltimore, MD

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University of Maryland in Baltimore, The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET) is seeking to hire a Program Manager to oversee its bioimaging program, as well as its main bioimaging facility and several satellite imaging facilities. The Program Manager will serve as the project manager for several lines of research involving superresolution bioimaging. The program manager will be expected to develop and expand the current bioimaging program to investigate challenging biological questions that require advanced imaging methods including PALM, STORM and STED superresolution imaging. The main facility consists of a variety of confocal, multiphoton and superresolution microscopes (primarily Zeiss), electrophysiology components, patch clamp and photolysis capability. The successful candidate will have broad experience in advanced microscopy and electrophysiological methods. Hires and trains staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans and coordinates daily activities of a program including monitoring relationships of outside agencies or subcontractors. developing planning strategies in conjunction with center management for expansion of bioimaging facilities, including identifying and applying for new funding sources, and for increasing utilization of current facilities
  • Develops procedures and policies for microscopy use
  • Develops and managing new image analysis capabilities
  • Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates professional and clerical staff.
  • Manages bioimaging budget, including approving finances, tracking expenditures, and preparing reports on current finances.
  • Coordinates maintenance of all systems with appropriate vendors and service departments
  • Coordinates and assists in training programs and managing all users on each microscope set-up.
  • Plans data management and communications strategy for program. Works with senior management in developing program goals and milestones. manages the online reservation system in conjunction with the IT manager; consulting with faculty on experiments as needed
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. In some cases, a position specific Master’s degree may be required. In cases where a Master’s degree is required, it will substitute for 2 years of experience.
  • 4 years experience in cardiovascular research or a related field with at least 2 years supervisor, program planning and coordination experience required. Experience in an advanced imaging or similar facility preferred.
  • Zeiss microscopy experience preferred (5 Live, 510, 710, 780 superresolution).
  • Masters degree and experience in electrophysiology and equipment design and building preferred.
  • Credit history review may be required.
  • Position includes use of hazardous materials (AAV, AdV, and Lenti virus constructs in tissue culture and animals).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
  • Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to schedule, train, supervise, assign work to, and evaluate staff.
  • Ability to operate current computer systems, including relevant software packages.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to create and manage a budget.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Closing Deadline: 12/12/2012
Original Posting Date: 12/05/2012

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

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