As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.
This position will fill a critical role in delivering the aims of the BioImaging North America (BINA) network, namely bringing together the bioimaging community across Canada, the United States and Mexico to enhance training and expertise, imaging quality control, technology dissemination, data sharing and collaboration and communication between its members. In addition, reaching out to our international partners in organization such as BioImaging UK and Global BioImaging. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating all significant interactions with the North American bioimaging community, including organizing community meetings and surveys, training materials and website content, and helping to prepare and deliver presentations and publications for the community.
The BINA Program Coordinator will report directly to Morgridge investigator Dr. Kevin Eliceiri, representing the BINA Executive Committee (EC), will engage with and support working group chairs and working group activities and will present regular status updates and project reports to the BINA leadership committee and funders. Interactions with our partner imaging networks worldwide to develop a coordinated approach towards enhancing the field of bioimaging will also form a primary role of this position.
The Program Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-funded BINA project. This includes working closely with working group (WG) chairs and EC members, and engaging with corporate partners, international networks, academic institutions and imaging facilities to continue to grow and build BINA. The Program Coordinator will help establish the strategic plan for BINA and identify key areas of focus for maximal impact. They will oversee regional training events, national meetings, exchange of expertise visits, quality control management with the metrology suitcase program and professional development programs. Example responsibilities will be:
- Provide efficient operational support to members of BINA: work closely with the EC and BINA Administrator to organize network activities, funding applications and reports, team member support, communication and outreach/impact;
- Work with the existing WG chairs and WGs to advance the work of BINA in specific areas such as Training & Education, Quality Control and Diversity & Inclusion, as well as establishing new WGs to address additional topics as the need and capacity arises;
- Work alongside the Communications WG to develop the BINA website, prepare communications, draft presentations, briefing documents and background materials;
- Manage conference or workshop participation and coordination, as well as developing policies and procedures for allocating funds for meetings and exchange of expertise visits;
- Support the planning and organization of events and projects, including building stronger partnerships with our industrial collaborators;
- Support the network’s efforts to engage with other national and transnational imaging networks, e.g., UK BioImaging, German BioImaging and Global BioImaging;
- Establish and develop BINA policies, processes and systems, working with all network members to solve problems and provide solutions, efficiently and effectively;
- Forge relationships with colleagues within the BINA network, in order to advance development and adoption of best practices;
- Help to foster a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across BINA, ensuring that processes and policies are visible, accessible and transparent, and enabling network participation by all members of the North American bioimaging community;
- Develop a good understanding of the range of activities, funding profile and facilities associated with BINA members and its partners;
- Work with university, research councils, scientific journals and funding bodies to raise the profile of the academic work of the BINA network through regular presentations and updates;
- Perform other miscellaneous duties as required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be considered and may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
- PhD in physics, biology, bioengineering, biotechnology, biology or chemistry would be an asset and experience coordinating national or international programs and/or networks of scientists would be advantageous.
- Additional professional experience in academia or industry (postdoctoral training, service provision in a core facility, project management, etc.);
- Knowledge of techniques and trends in modern microscopy and related fields would be an asset.
Skills and Abilities Required:
- An experienced project manager wanting to be involved with a dynamic team and exposed to a constant variety of challenges to address;
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills are required for extensive contact with BINA executive committee, BINA members, collaborators and partners;
- Strong self-motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision;
- Proven track record of analytical and problem solving skills;
- Proven ability to interact with multi-disciplinary and international teams;
- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities;
- Anticipates needs and problems while creating and implementing solutions;
- Is curious, inquisitive, innovative and never satisfied with the status quo;
- Ability to work remotely from a home office and stay engaged and motivated;
- Willing to travel up to 25% working hours throughout North America will be required post COVID-19 pandemic, including at least an annual in person visit with the Madison, WI team.
Position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the link below.