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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

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