UC Davis
Job Location: 
Sacramento, CA (does not include UCDHS)
$5,356.00 - $9,640.83/Mo.
Job Description: 

Under the direction of UC Davis' Director of BGI@UC Davis, and as a member of the Technology Management and Corporate Relations team within the Office of Research, responsible for understanding the multi-dimensional needs of a high through-put genomics facility for implementation of the facility's day-to-day activities consistent with efficient operations, clear communications with campus stakeholders, effective interface with BGI counterparts and colleagues, customer satisfaction, budgeting and accurate financial tracking, and facilitation of definition of metrics for effective work flow from sample receipt through data delivery. This includes responsibility for effective and constructive interactions with campus units including the Genome Center, the UC Davis Health System, the School of Veterinary Medicine and other campus academic units. Responsibilities will include managing and staffing the BGI@UC Davis Joint Steering Committee and providing support for the BGI@UC Davis Joint Governance Committee including facilitation of effective meetings as well as other interactions between BGI and UC Davis, in a manner designed to positively nurture and expand the relationship. The role of this position will involve a close working relationship with the Office of Corporate Relations. The Associate Director will have the responsibility of developing and maintaining up-to-date progress reports, implementing and managing customer satisfaction metrics, and balancing multiple complex projects that require a working knowledge of genomics, business models and university partnerships. These activities require a high level of skill, independence, professionalism, discretion and initiative to follow through with the execution and implementation of specific plans and activities.


-Master's degree in scientific or business disciplines; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Project management and planning experience, from conception to completion, to lead and execute multiple simultaneous projects, set priorities, track progress, meet deadlines and meet performance targets.

-Leadership experience including marketing, business development, planning, budgeting, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

-Strategic planning, analytical program evaluation skills to effectively provide sound recommendations, continually examine systems and develop or revise them to accommodate change requirements.

-Knowledge of the budgetary process and policies in a multi-fund source, public service environment.

-Interpersonal communication and teambuilding skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with people from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds, including students, staff, faculty, executives, prospective donors and the general public including distinguished visiting scholars.

-Analytical skills for collecting, analyzing and summarizing data from a variety of sources and translating data into reports and presentations such that critical decisions can be made.

-Computer skills including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) to produce well-crafted reports, presentations, etc., and present complex information to target audiences.

Contact Information: 

For full consideration, apply online at by 1/28/2014.