Director of Research IT - 73282
Description The Director of Research IT in the Stanford School of Medicine will play a critical leadership role in enabling the innovative use of technology, data and analytics to advance our clinical and basic science research missions. The Director of Research IT will be responsible for setting a vision and practical action plan to create, operate and continually evolve a technology infrastructure that can support the complex and diverse activities of one of the worlds top biomedical research institutions working on the frontiers of science and health care.
The position will serve as a key point of contact among a broad array of internal stakeholders, external research collaborators and industry partners in Silicon Valley and beyond. As such, the incumbent must create and maintain strong partnerships with technical and non-technical individuals, clinical and basic science faculty, government organizations, leadership within Stanford Medicine and throughout the University.
Reporting to the CIO and working in tight partnership with the Senior Associate Dean for Research and a faculty Advisory Committee, the Director of Research IT will be a leader in helping define, evolve and implement Stanford Medicines research technology infrastructure and will serve as Stanford Medicines representative on a variety of research initiatives, coordinating the IT organizations response to faculty investigators informatics and technology infrastructure needs. The Director of Research IT will translate research needs into actionable projects, and will work with the Research and IT communities to prioritize, staff and implement those projects.
The Director will be responsible for overseeing a highly qualified group of technical staff and fostering a strong culture based on team building, career development and excellence. The group is currently comprised of 16 individuals, including several who hold PhDs in computer science.
Specifically, the Director of Research IT will be responsible for:
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- Creating and managing a research technology infrastructure that can support a broad range of research projects including traditional IT, cloud-based computing and novel techniques as they emerge.
- Evaluating, implementing and managing novel technology solutions including both custom-developed software and third party packages.
- Managing and facilitating access to data sets including clinical data, genomics, imaging, wearable/sensor data, population-scale data sets and others.
- Recruit, hire and manage the staff within the Research IT group. Foster a strong team environment, career advancement opportunities and new skills development.
- Fostering strong relationships with industry partners including large companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, SAS as well as very small startups with high potential to enable Stanfords research objectives.
- Establishing and continually evolving an actionable vision for technology infrastructure by synthesizing the needs of the research community and under the guidance of the Faculty Advisory Committee, the Senior Associate Dean for Research and the CIO.
- Partner with data center and research service providers within Stanford and cloud-based PAAS and IAAS providers.
- Working closely with the Stanford Research Computing Center to align efforts and maximally leverage available resources on behalf of Stanford Medicine.
- Working closely with the health system technology groups to facilitate the ability of researchers to pursue translational research in the clinical setting and reduce barriers for the flow of data throughout Stanford.
- Maintaining a leading edge knowledge of technology developments related to biomedicine including genomics, machine learning, biobanking, imaging and other technology subspecialties.
- Collaborating with The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education - Spectrum and Stanfords broader research organization to understand and support informatics needs.
- Representing Stanford School of Medicine by participating in research informatics collaboratives, such as: Accrual to Clinical Trials - ACT (http://www.act-network.org/) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institutes PCORnet initiatives.
- Ensuring that initiatives comply with relevant Federal and State regulations and Stanfords data security policies.
- Actively participating in the CIOs leadership group within Information Resources and Technology to guide the broad deployment of technology throughout the School of Medicine in domains outside of Research IT.
Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Advanced degree in Computer/Computational/Data Science, BioInformatics, Informatics with an emphasis in Health Informatics, or Domain Sciences with computer/computational/data specialization or equivalent experience
- 10+ years experience health and research informatics
- Demonstrated effectiveness in fostering strong relationships and a highly collaborative approach toward problem solving and strategic planning.
- Five or more years experience in health and biomedical research leadership
- Expertise with clinical data from common EMR platforms (Epic preferred).
- Expertise with design, implementation and support of informatics support platforms for research projects and/or clinical trials
- Understanding of support and maintenance of large scale computing initiatives
- Database and system design experience
- Clinical data integration experience
- Experience with HIPAA and other Federal and State regulations relating to research data usage
- Experience with medical terminologies and ontologies
- Experience with IRB processes and requirements
- Outstanding communication, writing and inter-personal abilities, including skills such as attitude, diplomacy, collaboration, persuasiveness and analytical ability. Must be able to serve as a bridge between the research organization and technical staff, and provide clear and concise communications across the organization and at varying levels
- Self-driven and excellent planning and execution skills with a proven ability to establish and meet impactful goals and objectives
- Highly proficient at leading and developing technical staff.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize efforts and accurately represent customers and departments needs.
- Experience developing and managing budgets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree plus ten years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required in some areas.
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing a large organization of technical staff through subordinate managers.
- Demonstrated experience leading large, complex projects or programs.
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
* - 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.
- Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
- Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand.
- Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls
- 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.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4988