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  Associate Director of The Center for Photonics in Biology and Medicine

Administrative Assistant


Northwestern University invites exceptional candidates to apply for the position of the Associate Director of The Center for Photonics in Biology and Medicine, which is being formed by the University.

The mission of the Center is to develop novel optics technologies for the characterization and imaging of biological tissue. The focus is on the nanoscale, microscale and the molecular levels. The Center also utilizes biophotonics to gain new insights into biological systems and their response to disease. Furthermore, the Center aims to translate these technological and biological innovations into clinical practice. The Center will be supported in part by a recently awarded $7.5M grant from the NIH.

The Associate Director will work in close collaboration with the Center Director, Professor Vadim Backman. S/he will play a leadership role in the Center overseeing administration and ongoing research activities. In particular, the candidate will be responsible for identifying new research targets and help define the Center strategic development. The candidate is expected to help secure new research funding for the Center. The candidate will manage scientists involved in the Center projects, provide creative scientific input and coordinate the overall execution of the projects. The candidate will build relationships and coordinate external collaborations with academia and industry.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and 4+ years of experience in biophotonics or a related field. The candidate will have demonstrated an outstanding record of research accomplishment and leadership documented by peer-reviewed publications and external reputation. The candidate is expected to have excellent interpersonal and writing skills.

Candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and the names of four referees by e-mail to the following address: m-proenca@northwestern.edu. Questions of scientific nature should be addressed to Professor Vadim Backman at v-backman@northwestern.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.