Director, Genome Sciences Core Resource Center

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime

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Director, Genome Sciences Core Resource Center  
Number of Vacancies
09 - Research  
Primary Department
H0905-VP Research  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Job Purpose
The Director, Genome Sciences Core Resource Center will report to the Assistant Vice President for Integrated Biosciences and will provide scientific and managerial leadership to integrate strategic focus areas with institutional priorities including perinatology, molecular medicine, genetics, cancer and environmental sciences. The Director will be expected to stimulate and facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations anchored in the application of contemporary genomics technologies and provide the research and clinical community with access to advanced instrumentation.
Essential Functions
Develop and implement best-practice procedures for genome based sample analysis to deliver state of the art services in an efficient manner.
Facilitate the development of preclinical and clinical research projects in the area of genome sciences. Meet with internal and external members of the research community to ensure they understand available services and to identify and provided additional needed resources. Provide technical expertise and advice to faculty for project development in genome sciences.
Provide leadership and direction to staff in the Genomics Sciences Core Resource Center including hiring, performance management and mentoring, training and termination.
Manage the budget of the Genomics Sciences Core Resource Center. Develop and oversee operating budget and increase revenues for services provided to internal and external customers. Provide assistance to management and research teams in the preparation of individual and programmatic grants and contracts involving genome sciences and services
Manage operation and efficient use of all core instrumentation and related enabling technology platforms
Develop and implement strategic plan for genomic based resource development in the sciences to assure program sustainability and leading edge services
Oversee information posted at the Wayne State Genomic Sciences Core Resource Center website.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Unique Duties
M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, biosciences, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Experienced
Minimum 3 years experience in the broad genomic sequencing technologies and platforms in biomedical research.
Experience in the acquisition of and use of contemporary genome sciences instrumentation.
Experience with large datasets including analysis and visualization.
Experience in the provision of genomics services to a broad research and clinical user group.
Technical Knowledge - Broad knowledge of genome sciences and instrumentation and approaches involved with genome-based analysis. An understanding of Wayne State University's strategic plan, mission, vision and the overall goals and objectives of the research core ecosystem at the university
Communication Skills - Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Customer Focus - Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect. Proactively identify customer issues and quickly and effectively resolve customer concerns.
Leadership Skills - Ability to provide direction to staff and several committee members. Ability to mentor, counsel, and develop staff. Ability to influence and foster collaboration.
Personal Credibility - Possess high ethical standards. Respect the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others.
Interpersonal Skills - Effective interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to handle pressure situations, including dealing with sensitive and confidential human relations situations. Must be a team player.
Organizational and Planning ? Ability to multi-task, shift priorities and delegate effectively. Ability to plan for multiple contingencies and implement effective solutions. Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
Problem Solving Skills - Ability to find solutions to difficult or complex issues through meaningful dialogue, collaboration and/or systems analysis, combined with an understanding of and experience with systems, details and tactical implementation.
Analytical Skills - Ability to apply analytical and logical thinking when gathering and analyzing information. Make valid and reliable evaluation of information. Propose and evaluate alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals.
Multicultural - An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity dimensions. The ability to serve and engage others in a multicultural environment.
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