Expressions of Interest are invited from interested candidates
Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Director of Medical Imaging at Euro-Bioimaging ERIC (https://www.eurobioimaging.eu), a newly formed pan-European research infrastructure organization. The recruited Director will be part of the operational leadership of the organization with special focus on advancing technologies, services, and applications related to medical and pre-clinical biomedical imaging.
Euro-BioImaging is the European landmark research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging technologies as recognized by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). Through Euro-BioImaging, life scientists can access cutting-edge imaging instruments, expertise, training opportunities and image data services that they might not find at their home institutions or among their collaboration partners. All scientists, regardless of their affiliation, area of expertise or field of activity can benefit from these open access services, which are provided with high quality standards by leading imaging facilities across Europe. The Euro-BioImaging ERIC is structured as a distributed Hub (or headquarters), which consists of Finland as the statutory seat, Italy as the site of medical imaging coordination (Med-Hub) and EMBL as the site biological imaging coordination and hosting of the data services (Bio-Hub). Euro-BioImaging was granted the legal status of an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) on 29 Oct 2019, became fully operational in December 2019 and is currently supported by 16 members.
This is an exciting leadership opportunity for those who are passionate about medical imaging and would be interested in an international engagement to advance the technologies, services, and applications of medical and pre-clinical biomedical imaging. The Medical Imaging Director will be part of a senior management team to further build, develop and coordinate the recently established Euro-BioImaging ERIC. The mission of this new research infrastructure is to provide the European research community, collaborative partners and industry with world class imaging services that bridge biological and biomedical imaging and enable innovative and world-class research. Whatever the scale of imaging, Euro-BioImaging provides the tools and support to explore and answer research questions.
The Directorate of Euro-BioImaging is composed of the Director General, the Section Director of the Med-Hub, and the Section Director of the Bio-Hub. The role of the Directorate is to both provide advice to, and implement the decisions of, the Euro-BioImaging Board. In addition, the Directorate will be responsible for: the day-to-day management of the Organization, promoting the research infrastructure nationally and internationally, ensuring the coordinated provision of access, services and training to state-of-the-art imaging technologies for all life scientists in Europe and beyond and finally, to foster liaison and cooperation across the broad bioimaging communities.
Application conditions, process and tentative timeline
The Director of the Med-Hub will, together with the General Director and the Director of the Bio-Hub, be part of the Euro-BioImaging Directorate that ensures the operational leadership of the distributed Hub of the international infrastructure. The Euro-BioImaging Directorate forms the operational leadership of the distributed coordinating and supporting Hub of the international infrastructure and are expected to synergistically complement each other in skills and expertise. The Director General has well established links to ESFRI, other European research infrastructures, and the European Commission. The Bio-Hub Director has high level expertise in multiple aspects and technologies related to biological imaging. The Med-Hub Director would likely have high level expertise in multiple aspects and technologies related to medical and pre-clinical biomedical imaging. For reference, Euro-BioImaging technologies can be found at:
The successful applicant will have the following qualities:
Senior scientists–proven through a PhD and scientific record in the life sciences in academia and/or industry, with a strong background in Medical Imaging technologies and their application
International leadership and management skills such as:Running multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience with cultural diversity.
Diplomacy and excellent communication and interpersonal skills at the scientific, managerial and political level.
Participation in projects/organizations aimed at structuring research and/or services at European and international level and/or experience in European and international research infrastructure communities are considered as an advantage
Motivation, vision and understanding of Euro-BioImaging and the field such as:Broad understanding of main technical, strategic, and operational issues in imaging infrastructure development, role of imaging for biological and medical research.
Ability to engage in frequent business trips in Europe and internationally is required.
Fluency in English is required.
Ideal candidates for the position of director of the Med-Hub should have a strong motivation and willingness to take Euro-BioImaging to next level, i.e. by growing its portfolio and membership, expand the user access at Nodes from the biomedical community at large and promote its international recognition as THE European infrastructure for imaging technologies. The appointment will be to a full-time fixed term (5yrs) contract academic position. The annual gross salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. The Med-Hub Section Director joins the Euro-Bioimaging ERIC organization by employment through the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The director is located at the Molecular Biotechnology Center of the University of Torino, Via Nizza 52, 10126 Torino.