Director, MRI and Multimodal Imaging Center, University of Delaware

The University of Delaware invites applications from senior researchers (tenured Associate or Full Professor rank) for the position of Director of a new Multimodal Imaging Center that will open during the 2015-2016 academic year. The UD Multimodal Imaging Center will be a core research facility, serving scientists throughout the University. At the heart of the center will be a Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma scanner. Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. and an internationally recognized, well-funded program of research. We seek a Director with expertise conducting fMRI research in one of the following disciplines: psychological science, cognitive science, neuroscience, medical physics, biological science, biomedical engineering and biomedical science, radiology, or health science. Of key importance is leadership in building a user-base of scientists engaged in functional, diffusion and structural MRI research. Prior administrative experience in an MRI facility is desired. Experience in working with diverse groups is strongly desired.

The successful candidate will dedicate 50% time to being Director and the other 50% as a tenured faculty member in an academic department (based upon the candidate’s area of expertise). As Director, the successful candidate will be expected to bring vision and energy to developing the new multimodal center, coordinating and managing all aspects of the MRI imaging functions, and providing scientific training to MRI users regarding data acquisition, processing and analysis. Support staff would report directly to the Director. As a faculty member, she or he would be expected to pursue a funded program of research and contribute to the department’s academic mission.

UD Multimodal Imaging Center will be an 11,600 square foot research facility. The room housing the Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma scanner and its adjoining rooms are configured for research with humans and with large animals. The 3T MR suite will be equipped with state-of-the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment, eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement hardware. Additionally, a selection of research coils and space for coil fabrication will be in the suite.  Dedicated space is allocated for the future purchase of a high-field small-bore scanner. The Director would be instrumental in developing extramural grant applications to achieve this goal.  Room has been allocated for other imagining modalities: X-Ray digital radiography (Faxitron), IVIS ultrasound, Micro-CT, and Confocal Microscopy. Experts in the use of these instruments will be responsible for maintenance and training, contributing to center development.The center will be located on the main campus of the University of Delaware ( Newark, DE. Newark is located halfway between Washington, DC, and New York City and less than an hour from Philadelphia. 

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Other relevant facilities on campus include the new 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a state-of-the-art facility that includes labs for human-based studies and an active outpatient clinic, a 194,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, and the Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are co-located.  The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provides infrastructure and opportunity for innovative clinical and translational collaborations.

Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D. and an internationally recognized, well-funded program of research.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a statement of research, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Helene Intraub, Chair of the Multimodal MRI Director Search committee,  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.