Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is establishing an Imaging Technology Laboratory (ITL) and seeks a senior technical leader to lead the initiative. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The primary goal of the ITL is to create a center of excellence to serve the technical imaging needs of WHOI and the broader oceanographic community. A secondary goal of the ITL is to support Institutional outreach and communications efforts. A successful candidate will build a forward-thinking imaging capability consisting of the key human and technical resources as well as infrastructure to serve the community of stakeholders with imaging requirements. The Institution will provide initial start-up funding for the ITL; it is expected that the leader of the ITL will achieve a financially self-sustaining operation over time through competitive grant funding, either in collaboration with scientific proposals or on a stand-alone basis.
This role is recognized as a leader in the field by functioning as an independent researcher and/or manager. Has full responsibility for project tasks requiring application of management skills and authoritative knowledge of appropriate underlying scientific principles and practices for engineering projects; uses and creates advanced techniques and, instrumentation, and creates modifications and extensions of theories, precepts, and practices relevant to the field in which the incumbent is recognized as a leading authority, and/or provides management and superior leadership of a group of technical staff members.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF THE ITL DIRECTOR
Ability & willing to obtain a U.S Government security clearance is desirable.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.