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Director: Genomics Core Facility
Director of Genomics Core
Research Technology Support Facility
Michigan State University
Posting #5829

Position Summary
The director will oversee the activities and personnel of the Genomics Core at Michigan State University, one of five research service facilities on campus sponsored by the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. The Genomics Core provides fee for service analyses utilizing a number of NGS platforms (Illumina GAIIx/HiSeq, Roche/454, Ion Torrent), capillary sequencing, expression profiling, genotyping and others, as well as bioinformatics support for researchers at MSU. For more information about the Research Technology Support Facility, please visit our website.

Required Qualifications
  • A PhD in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, or related field.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing platforms, current analytical platforms, and associated informatics and computational skills is required.
  • Strong communication skills, a service based orientation, and prior managerial experience with a core facility, service laboratory or similar operation is required.
  • Experience with budget/cost structures, new technology adoption, process optimization, and cost efficiency.
  • An advanced degree or 4-6 years relevant experience.
  • Candidates with a strong record of research experience, as indicated by research publications and participation in successful grant applications, will be favored
Applications due April 1, 2012. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

To assure consideration, applications and supporting documentation (Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, names and email addresses of three references) should be submitted electronically, as a single PDF file, through the MSU Applicant Page (search for Posting Number 5829). Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. David DeWitt or Julie Oesterle.

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