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Interim Assistant Director of Genomic and Molecular Facilities

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Interim Assistant Director of Genomic and Molecular Facilities

Job no: 527163
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Genomics & Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F)
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 15, 2021, position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide your CV and cover letter along with your completed application.

Department Summary
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon's economic and civic vitality. The Office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.

The office supports interdisciplinary research centers and essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society's grand challenges.

The Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F) supports scientific research by making a broad array of high-end specialized instrumentation accessible to UO researchers for genomics, flow cytometry, and imaging. The facility offers training on user-operated instruments within the core and provides consultation on experimental design and data interpretation. The core also offers in-house sequencing sample prep services.

The MAP Molecular Lab is a CLIA-certified lab providing high-throughput clinical diagnostic testing services for academic, community, and state partners. It provides an array of advanced instruments to meet the needs of researchers and private entities across multiple testing platforms, including providing timely results needed by a variety of stakeholders.

Position Summary
The Interim Assistant Director of Genomics and Molecular Facilities supports the Senior Director in day-to-day logistical operations of the GC3F and MAP Molecular lab facilities. They are technically and operationally proficient in research and clinical lab settings. This position supervises multiple Research personnel to facilitate efficient, well-documented workflows. This position works closely with the CLIA lab medical director to ensure all regulatory requirements, including CLIA lab reporting requirements, are followed. The Assistant Director works closely with the MAP Executive Director and other members of the MAP team to meet the testing needs of the institution and state and community users. The Assistant Director keeps abreast of the most advanced technologies available in genomics, flow cytometry, and biological imaging and supports strategic, administrative, and operational standard operating procedure development and refinement to make these tools available to UO investigators as technology evolves.

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Extensive technical experience with next-gen DNA sequencing and other genomic technologies (lab practice and data analysis)
  • Two years of research facility management experience at a major academic institution

    Professional Competencies
  • Technical proficiency in molecular and genomic techniques
  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills
  • Exceptionally strong customer service skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a CLIA lab
  • Experience working in a high-throughput clinical lab setting
  • Experience managing a complex service center budget
  • Competence in one or more scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) and R for data analysis
  • Expertise in advanced microscopy techniques
  • Expertise in flow cytometry

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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