Genomics Facility Director

Ohio University in Ohio

Deadline June 12, 2014
Date Posted May 28, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Ohio University Genomics Facility seeks an individual for a full-time position as Director of the Genomics Facility. The successful candidate will be expected to manage, oversee, and expand the daily operations of a university-wide genomics core facility. This person will assist with experiment design; provide expertise to develop new research methodologies; coordinate research projects; troubleshoot, interpret, and communicate results; train and educate faculty and students; and give occasional in-class lectures and facility tours. Additionally, the Director is responsible for a working knowledge of all facility equipment; maintaining the facility Web site and LIMS; overseeing billing and establishing pricing, policies, and procedures for facility usage and services; and cultivating professional contacts with vendors, researchers, and other core facilities.


The Genomics Facility currently provides services related to Sanger sequencing, microarray analysis, next generation sequencing (Ion torrent and Illumina), Bioanalysis, qRT-PCR, and laser capture micro dissection microscopy. Further information about the facility and Ohio University can be found at and


Minimum Qualifications: MS degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field and training in basic principles of molecular biology, Sanger sequencing, and next generation sequencing. 


Preferred Qualifications: PhD degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field; in-depth knowledge of molecular biology with ability to plan experiments in multiple disciplines and modify methodologies based on model organisms; minimum 3 years experience managing a core facility, supervising staff, and overseeing budget and accounting; experience with microarrays, Bioanalysis, qRT-PCR, PCR, laser capture micro dissection, HPLC, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and other minorities are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Starting salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package includes comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and 100% instructional fee tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio University also extends benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (this could be considered a taxable benefit).


To apply, complete and submit an online application ( and attach required documents (CV, cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and unofficial transcripts for the MS and/or PhD).


Please direct questions to Dr. Morgan Vis (, Chair of the Search Committee. The position remains open until filled. For full consideration, apply by June 12, 2014. 

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