The Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool. The Center engages in music production, research and teaching, and hosts programs of study for graduate and undergraduate students. Concerts, colloquia, workshops and online courses are offered for the general public. The Center's three-story facility houses recording studios, classrooms and labs for research in surround sound, neuroimaging, instrument design and computer science-related work.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
The Technical Director will provide reliable and up-to-date facilities for research and teaching and assist CCRMA faculty, staff and students in their work while maintaining their own active research in the field.
Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of major projects, services, facilities, and activities.
Develop advanced technological ideas, and guide their development into a final product or new approaches to research. Carry out complex or unique assignments important to the advancement of the field.
Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; make substantive contributions in diverse technical areas.
Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques.
Contribute to or co-author published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identify research and development funding opportunities.
Supervise staff and resources to meet program objectives.
Provide coordination for the Center's technical team and oversee technical resources for its various researchers, musicians and students.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
Demonstrated project leadership experience.
Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.
The position requires an in-depth knowledge of cutting edge research in the field of computer-generated music as well as an understanding of the technology needs and resources for that research.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights of 10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
May require travel.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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