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Director, Molecular Genomics
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
4000 Jones Bridge Road (Show on map)
|February 24, 2023|
Primary Work Address: 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA, 20147
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Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI's reputation for excellence.
The Janelia Research Campus of HHMI is looking for an experienced and highly motivated leader in the field of molecular biology and genomics. This position will provide direction and leadership to three shared resource departments: Quantitative Genomics, Molecular Biology, and Viral Tools. These departments are instrumental in supporting research labs that develop molecular tools for cell based and in-vivo studies, study how the brain enables flexible behavior, and study how cells work and communicate across scales to build and maintain organs and organisms. The ideal candidate will have a master's degree (PhD preferred) in a biological science with at least ten years of molecular biology experience, including both classic and state of the art techniques, such as CRISPR and other modern gene editing methods across a variety of cells, tissues, and organisms. These include, but are not limited to DNA preps, cloning, library preps, Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing, single cell sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, and corresponding quality control bioinformatic analysis of results. Candidates must have at least five years of department level management experience, including developing budgets, setting rates for services provided, and direct management of personnel.
The Director will develop and implement a strategic plan and vision that increases coordination, improves outcomes of services provided, and provides opportunity for team and individual growth and development for these shared resources. The director will perform a variety of highly skilled and precision functions in a dynamic, interactive environment, collaborating with other shared resources leaders, scientific research staff at Janelia, and HHMI researchers. The director will lead and support managers, supervisors, research specialists, and research technicians within all three departments. The director is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facilities and ancillary equipment, staff and user training, and the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of services provided to researchers.
All Janelia Shared Resource Managers must deliver Outstanding Customer Service which includes but is not limited to the following:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Skills and Abilities:
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Compensation and Benefits
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Compensation Range$149,787.20 (minimum) - $187,234.00 (midpoint) - $243,404.20 (maximum)
HHMI's salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.