Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks a senior leader to ensure the institution advances its imaging capabilities and impact. WHOI has received a grant to support this position, which will report directly to WHOI’s Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering.
The primary role of the Director of Imaging Technology is to build on WHOI’s existing capabilities and develop new opportunities for leadership in advanced underwater imaging. While WHOI researchers presently develop and deploy a wide variety of cutting-edge imaging technology, our imaging expertise is dispersed across departments throughout the Institution. The Director of Imaging Technology will bring together, support, and coordinate among these hubs of imaging expertise—and individual scientists, researchers, and technical staff—in order to drive collaboration, increase efficiencies, accelerate technological innovation, and advance WHOI science, discovery, and ocean exploration.
The Institution is committed to ensuring that the institution is at the forefront of undersea imaging technology and the long-term success of the individual who occupies this important leadership role. This position is expected to collaborate and develop new avenues of sponsored development by working with WHOI researchers to provide imaging technology solutions for grant-funded research, and/or for outside clients including government agencies, peer institutions, and private-sector ocean exploration and media companies. In addition to working closely with WHOI’s scientific, engineering, and technical staff, the Director of Imaging Technology will be responsive to the imaging needs of WHOI Advancement (Communications and Development Departments), collecting, curating, and providing high-quality visual assets (video and still imagery) to support Institutional outreach and communications efforts.
This position is not initially supervisory, but it demands a dynamic leader with a positive, collegial mindset who can build teams, drawing on internal and external expertise. We seek a technologist with excellent interpersonal communication skills and high emotional intelligence, as well as broad expertise in diverse imaging technologies, data science, data management, and archiving.
This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full beneﬁts. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
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, two 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.
WHOI is an Aﬀirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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