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Associate Director, Single Cell Epigenomics

Position overview

Position title: Associate Director, Single Cell Epigenomics
Salary range: Commensurate with Experience

Application Window

Open date: February 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center for Epigenomics at the University of California, San Diego is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Associate Director for Single Cell Epigenomics (non-faculty academic position). The mission of the UCSD Center for Epigenomics is to develop a quantitative and molecular framework to study the function and regulation of the human genome, with the ultimate goal to understand the molecular basis of cancer and other human diseases. This center aims to be a world class research organization focused on making discoveries about the regulation and function of the human genome, developing innovative technologies and computational tools, and translating fundamental knowledge about gene regulation into improved clinical outcomes.
The UCSD Center for Epigenomics will work with researchers on the UCSD campus and beyond to foster the application of epigenomic technologies to clinical, translational, and basic research.
The Single Cell Epigenomics Platform is one of three technology platforms in the UCSD Center for Epigenomics. This technology platform is focused on development and implementation of cutting-edge single cell epigenomic technologies for studying genome function at single cell resolution from complex tissue samples and organoids models.
Under the direction of the Center’s Director, the Associate Director of Single Cell Epigenomics (non-faculty) will oversee a team of technicians and bioinformaticians in the application and development of single cell epigenomics assays to address key questions about gene regulation in development and disease.
The Associate Director will work with other campus investigators to design research projects that make use of the Single Cell Epigenomics Platform, and will oversee the day-to-day execution of these research projects. Research projects may be structured as collaborative, fee-for-service, or internal to the center.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related fields and be proficient in computational biology as well as molecular biology assays. She/he will be expected to ensure that the single cell epigenomics technologies within the center are maintained at the cutting edge of the field and work with other stakeholders to design, develop, and engineer specialized single cell epigenomics workflows. He/she should have the ability to represent the center and foster growth by giving seminars, attending meetings and conferences, building relationships with campus investigators, and seeking strategic partnerships. The Associate Director should also have the ability to write major parts of scientific grant proposals and publications.

We seek a candidate who has the ability to excel in the field of Single Cell Epigenomics as evidenced by a record of relevant scientific publications or presentations. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of their career achievements in the form of hands-on experience with single cell epigenomic assays such as single cell ATAC-seq and single cell multiomics. He/she will also have proven experience applying new technological advances to address biological questions in complex tissue samples.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Preferred qualifications

Ideal candidate will possess demonstrated expertise in the field of Single Cell Epigenomics.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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Job location

La Jolla, CA