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Director, UF Genetics Institute (57462)

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first_imgThe University of Florida (UF) invites applicants for the full-timeposition of Director for the UF Genetics Institute ( www.ufgi.ufl.edu ). The Directorreports to the UF Vice President for Research.The aim of the UF Genetics Institute (UFGI) is to promoteexcellence in genetics and genomics at the University of Floridaby: (1) building community, facilitating collaboration, andcreating opportunities for intellectual exchanges amonginvestigators using diverse systems to study genetics and genomics,(2) supporting recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty ingenetics and genomics, (3) supporting graduate education ingenetics and genomics and (4) enhancing the ability of researchersat the University of Florida to compete for multidisciplinaryresearch grants in genetics and genomics.The 226-member faculty of the UFGI represents seven colleges and 51academic departments, as well as the libraries and the FloridaMuseum of Natural History. During the 2019-2020 academic year, UFGIinvestigators secured $102 million in sponsored research support,filed 55 US, patents and published 881 scholarly articles. ThreeUFGI members were cited as being among the top 1% of mosthighly-cited researchers world-wide over the last 10 years.The UFGI occupies one of two wings in the 270,000 square-footCancer & Genetics Research Complex, completed in 2006.Twenty-four UFGI faculty members from the Colleges of Medicine,Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences arehoused in UFGI space, which provides a variety of shared equipmentfor molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, as well as sharedworkspaces such as animal facilities, growth chambers forcontrolled environmental studies of plants, and a greenhousefacility. The UFGI has a weekly seminar series, an annualinternational genetics symposium, and a variety of regularlyscheduled focus group meetings in areas such as epigenetics,developmental biology, and RNA biology.Uniquely among UF Institutes, the UFGI maintains its own graduateprogram, the Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program (G&G),which emphasizes computational and analytic training in conjunctionwith wet laboratory experience, leading to the Ph.D. degree.Currently, the Graduate Program has 30 students training in 11different departments in 5 colleges. The UFGI also directs ascience education outreach program for underserved ruralcommunities in North central Florida. As part of this program,graduate students from G&G and other programs at UF travel tohigh schools in neighboring counties where they engage the localstudents in classroom-based scientific experiments and talk abouttheir own choice to pursue science as a career.ResponsibilitiesThe Director will be responsible for leading and facilitating theUniversity-wide strategic research initiatives in genetics,genomics, and the educational goals of the UFGI. This will includethe coordination, design, performance, and evaluation ofeducational and research programs within the Institute, researchacquisition (grant acquisition and fundraising), and development ofboth the faculty and the facility.Background InformationThe University of Florida is a top-10, public, land-grant researchuniversity, as well as the state’s oldest and most comprehensivehigher education institution. With 16 colleges and more than 170research centers and institutes on its Gainesville campus, UF isamong the nation’s six most academically diverse universities. Amember of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UFis consistently ranked among the nation’s best institutions: No. 6in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Schools”(2020).UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the livesof individuals throughout the state, nation and world. Its 6,000faculty members had a record $928.6 million in researchexpenditures in 2019, with major funding from the public andprivate sectors. These research collaborations occur in diversefields that include human, animal and agricultural life sciences,engineering and the physical and social sciences.The university is also recognized as an international leader intechnology commercialization, dating back to its development of thesports drink, Gatorade in the 1960s. UF Innovate ( http://innovate.research.ufl.edu/) is regularly ranked among the top 10 institutions in the nationfor technology licensing, patents and start-ups, as ranked by theAssociation of University Technology Managers, and its two businessincubators have been named best in the world on severaloccasions.Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or appropriate doctoraldegree, with an internationally recognized record of researchachievement in genetics and/or genomics, with appropriateadministrative experience.All applicants should apply at https://jobs.ufl.edu Requisition number57462. Application packages must include the following: (1)cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statementof leadership philosophy and administrative vision for the UFGI,and (4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of threeprofessional references. Review of applications will beginimmediately and will continue until the position isfilled.The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence, equalopportunities, diversity, and inclusivity. The selection processwill be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Persons withdisabilities have the right to request and receive reasonableaccommodation.We highly encourage applications from women, minorities, andpersons with disabilities.Questions about the position may be directed to J. Glenn Morris(Chair of the Search Committee) at [email protected] or (352)273-7526.Final candidate will need to provide an official transcript tocomplete the hiring process. A transcript will not be considered“official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of theUnited States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.#category=104The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Asian shares rise after vaccine maker boosts Europe supplies

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first_imgBEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have gained after coronavirus vaccine maker AstraZeneca agreed to provide more doses to Europe amid rising worries about the disease. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Shanghai declined after two surveys showed Chinese manufacturing weakened in January. On Friday, Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index lost 1.9% after GameStop, a video game vendor, and some other shares that were expected to decline were sent soaring by day traders. Markets were rattled by AstraZeneca’s announcement it would supply the European Union with fewer than half the promised doses. On Sunday, AstraZeneca promised to increase European supplies and start delivery earlier.last_img read more

Okiki’s Brace Gives Sunshine Stars Win over Wikki

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first_imgIt was a battle of strikers when hosts Sunshine Stars beat Wikki Tourists 3-1 as Nigeria league leading scorer Godwin Obaje netted his 12th goal of the season with Afolabi Okiki grabbing a brace to take his tally to 10 goals.Obaje restored parity for Wikki in the 40th minute after Sunshine took the lead in the 29th minute, when Okiki slotted home a penalty.Okiki proved to be the sharper striker on the day when he produced the winning goal in the 53rd minute via a superb header off a pullout.Skipper Sunday Abe then made the game safe for Sunshine with a third goal in the 84th minute.In stoppage time, Okiki would have completed his hat-trick, but he failed to beat the Wikki goalkeeper when he came face-to-face with him. RESULTSIkorodu Utd 1-0 Warri Wolves3SC 2-0 Abia WarriosHeartLand 0-0 Plateau UtdSunshine 3-1 Wikki TouristNasarawa Utd 2-1 Lobi StarsTeam       P W D L GF GA GD PtsRangers 17 9 4 4 27 19 8 31Abia Warriors 17 8 6 3 19 13 6 30Wikki Tourists 17 8 4 5 25 11 14 28Kano Pillars 17 8 4 5 24 17 7 28Lobi Stars 18 8 4 6 21 16 5 28Rivers Utd 17 9 1 7 20 16 4 28Akwa Utd 17 8 3 6 23 16 7 27MFM FC 17 7 5 5 19 16 3 26Ifeanyiubah 17 8 2 7 16 17 -1 26Warri Wolves 17 7 4 6 11 12 -1 25Sunshine Stars 18 6 6 6 21 17 4 24Enyimba 14 7 3 4 16 12 4 24Nasarawa Utd 18 8 0 10 20 24 -4 24Heartland 18 6 5 7 14 16 -2 23Plateau Utd 18 5 7 6 19 24 -5 22Tornadoes 17 6 2 9 19 22 -3 20El-Kanemi 17 6 2 9 18 22 -4 203SC 18 6 2 10 19 30 -11 20Giwa FC 17 4 2 11 11 26 -15 14Ikorodu Utd 18 3 4 11 14 30 -16 13Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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