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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute enhances and accelerates interdisciplinary neurosciences research and training at Stanford University.  

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Associate Director, Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience

Anchored in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and the Office of the Dean of Research, the Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience is a cross-disciplinary scientific endeavor aimed at addressing neurodegeneration, aging and brain resilience.  Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is seeking an Associate Director to serve as the senior administrator for the initiative and be a key participant in strategic planning, providing administrative leadership, guidance and oversight of administrative and operational functions, including finance, human resources and health and safety. The Associate Director will have fiduciary responsibility for and manage the operations of initiative scientific, community-building and educational programs, including managing staff. The Associate Director will have a direct report to the faculty Director of the Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience and a dotted-line/indirect report to the Executive Director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

Research Core Leader, Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience

The Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute are seeking a Research Core Leader to direct and operate the Knight Initiative Core Laboratory. The Core Laboratory will provide cutting-edge scientific expertise, technical equipment and services specialized in next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry and other -omics technologies. The Research Core Leader reports to the Director of the Initiative and will oversee operations of a laboratory staffed with postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and bioinformaticians. The Research Core Leader is expected to interact with faculty across all disciplines of biomedical sciences, engineering, and medicine, direct large research projects with multiple participating laboratories and faculty, actively participate in academic exchange and communication, and publish research findings.

Associate Director for Finance and Administration, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute seeks an Associate Director for Finance and Administration (ADFA) to provide strategic leadership and direction for the business operations of the institute in the areas of finance and administration. Reporting to the Director for Planning and Operations, this critical leadership position will ensure sound management of the finances and administration of Wu Tsai Neuro. The ADFA will work with the senior leadership of the institute on new and existing research, training and community-building programs. The ADFA directs the organizational structure and environment of the finance and administrative operations of the initiative including: budgeting, financial management and modeling, procurement, faculty affairs, human resources, facilities/space and capital equipment planning and implementation. The ADFA has oversight for administrative policies and procedures and applies Stanford University policies and procedures to the Institute. The ADFA will work across Stanford Schools and Departments and interface with the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.

Director, Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is seeking a director for the Koret Human Neurosciences Community LaboratoryThe Director (LSM2) will provide financial, operational, and scientific/technical leadership for a world-class TMS- and EEG-focused human research facility located in the Stanford Neurosciences Building on the Stanford University campus. The mission of the Koret Human Neurosciences Community Laboratory is to provide access to state-of-the-art clinical-grade EEG and TMS equipment housed in custom-designed test rooms, as well as a suite of four further test rooms that can be used to perform neuroscience research with human participant volunteers. The Human Neuroscience Community Laboratory will complement world-class clinical operations at the Stanford University hospital, permitting non-clinical applications to be explored by the research community.