Research Assistant Professor (Director: SGCF)
Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine
Department of Genetics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for an academic position at the Assistant Professor level (fixed term) to serve as director for the Systems Genetics Core Facility (SGCF).
The SGCF was established in 2012 as the home of the Collaborative Cross (CC) murine Genetic Reference Panel. It is one of the cores of the UNC School of Medicine and is managed by the Department of Genetics. The SGCF directly supports the research interests within the UNC community to develop new and improved animal models of human disease and to facilitate systems genetics approaches to biomedical traits. The SGCF has two main tasks: 1) Maintenance and distribution of CC mouse inbred strains and its derivatives to researchers at UNC and around the world; and 2) Curation and distribution of genetic information from these CC inbred strains
The successful candidate will lead a dedicated team in a dynamic environment to execute diverse aspects of the core within allotted resources and in coordination with the scientific direction of the Department of Genetics. The director will interface with customers to design and execute their orders; and will be responsible for the financial and regulatory oversight of the SGCF. The director will have the opportunity to dedicate part of his/her effort to independent research programs within the Department of Genetics
The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent degree and a track record of publications, and be competitive for participation in collaborative efforts as a core director or co-investigator in submissions for extramural funds to diverse funding agencies. A proven ability to manage a team project, prepare presentations, documentation, publicity, budgets, and grant applications are required skills. Experimental design skills, preferably with background in mouse genetics and complex traits, and familiarity with data analysis and data presentation are strongly desired. A history of external funding and experience directing core facilities is preferable.
Interested individuals should apply for this position online at: and include a curriculum vitae, cover letter. Please include names and addresses of four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNC-CH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status
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