Genomics Facility Director

Ohio University
Job Location
Athens, OH 45701
Competitive. Starting salary commensurate with experience and within pay grade 16 according to Ohio University pay structure.

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. 

Job Description

The Ohio University Genomics Facility seeks a dedicated, entrepreneurial individual for a full-time position as Director of the Genomics Facility. The successful candidate will be expected to build the user base, manage, oversee, and expand the daily operations of a university-wide genomics core facility. 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 as well as managing a technical staff member who performs much of the bench work. The Director will assist researchers with experiment design; provide expertise to develop new research methodologies; coordinate facility workflow; troubleshoot, interpret, and communicate results; train and educate faculty and students; and give occasional in-class lectures and facility tours. The Director would be expected to write internal and external grant proposals to enhance the facility, and contribute expertise to faculty research proposals, but would not have an independent research program. 

The Genomics Facility currently provides services related to Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing (Ion torrent and Illumina), Bioanalysis, qRT-PCR, microarray analysis, and laser capture micro dissection microscopy. 


Minimum Qualifications: MS degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field and training in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. 

 Preferred Qualifications: In-depth knowledge of molecular biology with ability to plan experiments in multiple disciplines and modify methodologies based on model organisms; experience with RNAseq and genome sequencing including preparation of libraries and data analysis, qRT-PCR and a minimum 3-years experience in management including supervising staff, budget planning, oversight and accounting; strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

How to Apply

To apply, complete and submit an online application ( and attach required documents (CV, cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and unofficial transcripts for graduate work).

 Please direct questions to Dr. Morgan Vis (, Chair of the Search Committee. For full consideration, apply by May 3, 2015. 

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.

About Our Organization

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