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Executive Director - IGM Genomics Center

USA-CA-La Jolla

Date Last Verified
Nov 03,2013

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Nov 02,2013

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The IGM Genomics Center will be led by an Executive Director with a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline with extensive knowledge and experience with high throughput gene sequencing technologies and techniques. The Executive Director will have substantial prior team management experience in industry or academia. Incumbent will be responsible for the overall planning, function, and long-term support of the Center. Key responsibilities involve interacting with UC San Diego Life Sciences faculty and engaging them in collaborative research projects; management of Center staff dedicated to collaboration or software development; reporting to UC San Diego faculty leadership and advisory boards; establishing the Center business model and leading outreach and fundraising efforts. The Executive Director will report to the High Throughput Genomics Steering Group, led by a faculty chair. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Center will be staffed by research personnel that specialize in high throughput genomic techniques who will carry out the key functions of the Center.
Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline, or a combination of education and work experience. Extensive knowledge and experience with high throughput gene sequencing technologies and techniques.
Extensive experience in managing innovative scientific development projects and leading and motivating a team of professional scientists and technical staff. Ability to establish, promotes, and manages strategic relationships with groups engaged in high thoughput genomic research, at the national and international levels.
Knowledge of contract and grant rules and regulations and of effective resource management to support research infrastructure acquisition and maintenance. Proven capacity to identify sources of support for such research infrastructure resources through either state, federal, public or private sector grants and fundraising.
Experience assessing a broad spectrum of technical and resource needs and demands. Ability to establish priorities, delegate, and manage multiple sub-projects, simultaneously.
Excellent visionary and strategic leadership skills. Ability to think strategically and creatively, to anticipate technology, and to transfer that thinking into cogent plans for large and complex multidisciplinary, multi-year projects.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, donors and University officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, teamwork, professionalism, and discretion.
Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate correct grammar usage, syntax, and format, with the ability to make oral presentations and/or interpret various related programs to constituents.
Demonstrated ability to apply business judgment, management concepts, and counseling for all personnel on daily operational issues. Demonstrated knowledge of personnel management and labor relations.
A demonstrated systems thinker, who can develop and implement strategic and tactical plans to efficiently support teams through project conception, planning, budgeting, funding, change management, and implementation cycles.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations. Ability to provide direction to special programs for outreach to prospective and existing donors.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce.
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University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230

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