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Director of Institutional Molecular Genomics Core

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

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Director of Institutional Molecular Genomics Core
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) - Galveston, Texas

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
UTMB Health is a $2.2 billion health science center comprised of four hospital campuses, an extensive network of outpatient clinics, and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Public and Population Health, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB has a long and remarkable history of advancing health sciences education, research, and patient care. It was the first academic health center in Texas and home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. The Galveston National Laboratory, one of only two laboratories conducting research on a university campus at the BSL-4 level in the U.S is located on UTMB’s Galveston campus. The Health Education Center, a 161,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, is dedicated to innovative interprofessional health and science education through cutting-edge simulation. For more information, visit

The Molecular Genomics Core (MGC) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is an institutionally supported service-for-fee research core providing expertise and resources that are needed to advance scientific knowledge and discovery at the interface genomics and life sciences. We are seeking a new Director of the MGC, who will be responsible for overseeing operations as a central resource providing cutting-edge genomics and next generation sequencing (NGS) expertise to investigators across the institution. This individual will oversee all aspects of the core's operations, including the design and execution of research protocols, the management of budgets and personnel while working with cores users, including facilitating the dissemination of research findings to the scientific community. The Director of the MGC will play a vital role in growing the institution's research capabilities and resources and will have the opportunity to impact the development and growth of basic and translational research programs at UTMB. Depending on qualification and prior academic experience, the Director of MGC can be appointed as a non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ensure that the MGC 's services and technologies are of the highest quality, efficient and cost-effective.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and utilization of cutting-edge NGS protocols.
  • Manage the team of 3 research staff, budgets, equipment, and resources.
  • Meet with and advise users of the facility on best practices and experimental design.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and collaboration among the MGC staff and users.
  • Disseminate findings through publications, presentations, and workshops.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the growth and success of MGC.
  • Collaborate with other research cores and facilities at the university.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other institutions, companies, and organizations.

Minimal Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD or MD) from an accredited institution.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in leading and managing a genomics research team or core facility.
  • Strong understanding of the latest genomic technologies and techniques.
  • Strong leadership, management, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with budget management and financial acumen.
  • Record of publications in the field of genomics.

Income Package: Salary will be commensurate with Academic rank, qualifications, experience, and educational background. In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, a relocation allowance as well as many other potential incentives.

Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website:

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Skott Harrington via email, Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veteran’s and individuals with disabilities.

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