Executive Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program Stanford University, School of Medicine United States

Executive Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program

School of Medicine, California, United States

Job code: 4123
Grade: K

Sitting at the intersection of computer science, biology, medicine, and statistics, the Biomedical Informatics graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Data Science seeks to promote research and training in the design of novel methods to solve challenging problems in the biomedical domain. We are recruiting an Executive Director who will be responsible for both the strategic and operational management of the program. The program trains approximately 75 students, both masters and PhD, local and remote, and includes over 20 affiliated faculty across many departments, all of whom will interact with the Executive Director to continue the successful interdisciplinary research and educational mission of the program.

Duties include:

  • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. 

  • May provide development of program or function from initial concept to implementation.

  • Manage the administration and evaluation of programs or functions. 

  • Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.

  • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.

  • Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.

  • Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of programs or functions.

  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics or similar. At least 3 years of cumulative work experience outside of Ph.D. (could be pre and post-) that demonstrate ability to plan, design, and execute on complex projects. Experience working with industrial partnerships and external affiliates a plus.


Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.




  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 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 work extended hours or weekends.

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