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Jun 1 2018

Faculty Director, Genomics

University of Nevada, Reno Reno, Nevada, United States

Director, Genomics

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

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Job Description
The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Director, Genomics. The Director Genomics directs the Genomics service core at the University of Nevada, Reno, reviews potential new services to be offered, determines feasibility and sets prices to be charged for the services. The incumbent researches the instruments which may potentially be added to the Center and negotiates the purchase with company representatives. The Director Genomics cooperates in the preparation of research grants for the purpose of acquiring new instrumentation, develops new protocols and experimental techniques to be used in the Center, and troubleshoots instrument failures. He/she trains students in the molecular biology techniques used by the Center, trains clients in the use of software used for the analysis of data generated by the Center and assists in interpretation of that data. The Director trains technicians and interns in the use of the equipment and software, organizes the flow of jobs such that all clients receive their data in a timely manner, sets policies on use of equipment by students and researchers, and oversees the operation and maintenance of all equipment. Finally, the director performs quality control on the data produced, forms contacts with potential clients, maintains a database of all clients, does all the budgeting and keeps all the records required to maintain a recharge account.

Required Qualifications
Doctorate Degree in science or molecular biology
Relevant Experience: genomics; DNA

Travel or Work Schedule
Requires occasional travel

Compensation Grade

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Department Information
The University of Nevada, Reno operates three core facilities, which provide services in Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics. These facilities synergize extensively and report to the Office of Research & Innovation (R&I). R&I is a service organization that focuses on enhancing the research enterprise by supporting collaboration and innovation. We provide faculty with the resources needed to reach their goals of educating, conducting research and contributing to the region’s economic development. As part of these resources, R&I manages the support organizations that assist faculty in obtaining funding, conducting research and building connections with industry.

Nevada Genomics Center
Research & Innovation

Contact Information for this position:
Yvonne Callan,


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
Attach the following attachments to your application
Cover letter
Contact information for three professional references

This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This job posting will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Posting Close Date

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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

To apply, visit—Main-Campus/Director–Genomics_R0109757.

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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