Joint Genome Institute Director

Berkeley Lab
Job Location
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720
Job Description

Joint Genome Institute Director - 82226

Organization: AB-Biosciences



The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is to serve the diverse scientific community as a national user facility, enabling the application of large-scale genomics and analysis of plants, microbes, and communities of microbes to address the DOE mission goals in bioenergy and the environment.  Genomics is evolving at a rate beyond Moore’s law.  As the director, you will define the vision that keeps the JGI scientifically innovative and relevant in genomics for years to come.  


The JGI Director works within the Biosciences Area at Berkeley Lab and will manage a budget of over $70 million (20% of which is currently allocated to JGI partners).  In this critical and highly visible role, you will lead 300 staff and affiliates.  You will have full responsibility for all areas of management within the User Facility, including funding, workforce planning, human resource management, environmental health and safety, property and facilities management.  You will work with Laboratory Senior Management to ensure the smooth operation and long-term prospects of the User Facility and Laboratory as a whole.


About the Joint Genome Institute


The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is a Division-Level User Facility within Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area that advances DOE missions related to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup by providing its user community with access to state-of-the art genomic technologies and analysis tools. Reporting to the Biosciences Associate Laboratory Director, the JGI Director is a member of both the Berkeley Lab’s and the Biosciences Area scientific leadership.  You will 


Specifically, you will:


•Deliver a vision and strategic scientific leadership that will maintain and further the status of the JGI as a world-class genomic science user facility by promoting its scientific, technical, and operational excellence. 

•Promote and ensure the quality of research by JGI users, and develop new programs and capabilities at the JGI in support of DOE missions 

•Provide scientific and research leadership of an independent research portfolio

•Oversee and provide strategic direction to the research groups within JGI; supervise Department Heads and Research and Operations Deputies

•Establish and sustain partnerships within the Lab, with academia, and with the broader ecosystem that includes industry partners, other national laboratories, and state and federal agencies 

•Collaborate and coordinate with the leadership of the Biosciences research divisions.  As a spokesperson for the JGI, take a leadership role in interactions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies

•Foster a culture of diversity & inclusion: in recruitment and promotion, engaging staff at all levels through communication, involvement and recognition.  Make a commitment for committees and panels to include representative numbers of women and minorities.  Create a sustaining and inclusive environment where staff at all levels are respected and encouraged to share diverse perspectives.


How To Apply

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Berkeley Lab addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  

How to Apply

How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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