Genomics Core Director

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Genomics Core Director Please see Special Instructions for more details. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information) Posting Details

Job TitleGenomics Core DirectorPosition Number ET0001Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department HSH BSOM PathologyDepartment Homepage Https://pathology.ecu.eduAdvertising Department PATH--RESEARCH DIVISIONDivision Health SciencesClassification Title Working Title Genomics Core DirectorNumber of Vacancies 1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0Full Time or Part Time Full TimeSalary RangeCommensurate with qualificationsPosition Location (City) GreenvillePosition TypeFaculty (Teaching)Job Category Faculty (Teaching)Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, in conjunction with Vidant Medical Center, provides a broad range of clinical services in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology for hospital and clinic patients. The Department houses residency, cytopathology, forensic pathology, and surgical pathology fellowship programs. The mission of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of eastern North Carolina and beyond by delivering high quality pathology services, by providing exemplary education for medical students, residents, and other health care professionals, and by creating new knowledge through research. As the field of Pathology continues to evolve, the Department will continue to uphold its commitment to provide the best diagnosis and treatment monitoring services to the citizens of eastern North Carolina.

Job Duties

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking an academically oriented doctoral level scientist to serve as the Pathology Genomics Core Director for a fixed-term appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This position is responsible for operations of the Pathology Genomics Core Laboratory, a new state-of-the-art facility that is the central genomics laboratory for the Brody SOM performing both conventional and advanced Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics analysis. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to generate data from various genomics-oriented workflows and assist in the optimization and validation of new technologies and procedures.

Duties: This position will play a key role in leading change and innovation by developing and validating new NGS assays to support translational research. This position is responsible for providing management and regulatory oversight of technical operations, which includes oversight of quality control, competency assessment, proficiency testing, and instruments maintenance. The candidate for this position should be capable of carrying out studies using various molecular technologies such as whole exome sequencing (WES), RNAseq, qRT-PCR and microarrays to support pre-clinical translational studies during various stages of discovery and development. Educational responsibilities include on-going teaching of residents, medical students, fellows and other students as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:
Prepare and sequence a range of NGS library types to support company objectives
Perform experiments to optimize NGS assays
Process improvement of current workflows and procedures in creative and effective ways
Work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to solve complex problems
Effectively document and communicate results and progress
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Working knowledge of computers, databases, and working in a Windows/Mac environment
Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work as part of a team
Flexible and willing to work across multiple projects and technology platforms in a fast-paced, rapidly changing scientific environment

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is tremendous potential for candidates with a record of scholarly productivity to collaborate with faculty of the SOM.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a closely related field.

The candidate must be creative, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills and be willing to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

At least five (5) years of experience in a molecular research or diagnostic environment is preferred. Expertise in advanced sequencing techniques is preferred. For appointment at the Associate or Professor rank, a demonstrated track record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impact journals are preferred. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

License or Certification Required by the Department Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 10/06/2020Open Until FilledYesJob Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.Initial Screening Begins 10/13/2020Rank LevelProfessor, Associate ProfessorQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 328-9861 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

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    Posted: 10/7/2020
    Application Due: 10/22/2020
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