Director of Sequencing Facility

BioFrontiers Institute
Job Location: 
University of Colorado, Boulder, BioFrontiers Institute
Job Description: 

The Research Associate (“Director”) will perform day-to-day operations, help researchers develop and deploy new sequencing technologies, assist researchers in experimental design and interpretation, organize training and educational programs and materials for users of the Facility, provide direction to employee(s) and act as the focal point of the Facility. The Director is responsible for participating in strategic planning, maintaining infrastructure, polices and sustainability of the center in consultation with the faculty advisory committee and will report to the Director of the BioFrontiers Institute.

Job Responsibilities:
• Take responsibility for DNA samples being sequenced in a timely and accurate manner
• Organize training for current and potential users, which may include individual instruction, online tools and workshops
• Work with researchers to develop customized protocols and assays
• Supervise technicians and oversee users
• Keep up-to-date on state-of-the-art methodology and technology through conferences, collaborations with other institutions and keeping abreast of scientific developments
• Collaborate with BioFrontiers IT staff to manage and track workflow, queues, samples and outcomes
• Be responsible for billing and collaborate with finance director on financial planning and accounting
• Advertise and educate target audiences about services, in collaboration with communications experts
• Ensure that vendors provide top-notch service and competitive rates
• Collaborate with faculty to compete for grants and contracts to support facility research activities
• Lead a collaborative team in creating a strategic plan for the facility


Required education and experience:

• Sound technical skills in next gen sequencing including expertise in new protocol development
• Demonstrated excellence in project management and time management
• Ability to work effectively in high-paced environment
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Attention to detail

Preferred qualifications:
• PhD in relevant field
• Successful grant writing experience
• Experience managing or participating in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams
• Strong publication record in related field
• Prior experience with Illumina technology

Contact Information: 

All Applications must be submitted online:
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents:

1 – Curriculum Vitae
2 – Proof of Highest Degree Earned
3 – Document 1: Letter of Recommendation

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

About Our Organization: 

The BioFrontiers Institute is housed in the state-of-the-art Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on CU-Boulder’s East Campus. This new facility brings together the Institute’s scientific passion and drive with the resources it takes to explore critical areas of unknown biology and translate that knowledge into applications that will advance human health and welfare.