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Director of the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR)

Application Window

Open date: October 20, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 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: Sunday, Apr 20, 2025 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

UCSF seeks an outstanding individual to assume the role of Director of the Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR). The Director will have prime responsibility in organizing and overseeing all research and development efforts in advancing functional genomics technologies within the LGR, with a particular emphasis on the use of CRISPR-Cas based approaches to target discovery and validation within the context of genomic medicine. This will include the development and deployment of cutting edge functional genomic tools including single-cell RNA seq approaches, high content imaging, and robotic-enabled pooled and arrayed screens as well as modeling of disease and other complex biological phenomenon in cellular systems including 2D and 3D cultures. Working with the support of an Alliance Manager, the Director will bear primary responsibility for all aspects of scientific collaboration between the LGR and GSK, as well as the LGR and UCSF and UC Berkeley. The Director will serve on the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) as a voting member, and share scientific strategy leadership responsibilities with other members of the JSC.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or MD/PhD in Biological Sciences, Chemical Biology, or related field with a strong track record in leading successful R&D groups within the functional genomics space.
  • An established record of leadership in translational genetics and genomics as well as exceptional skills and a strong track record as a leader in translational biomedicine.
  • Minimum 5-year experience working in an academic environment, health science organization or biotechnology company.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience working within the research environment at a major research university or biotechnology company.
  • High-level interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions with diverse stakeholders in all parts of the organization and ability to reach out to various constituents.
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate interdisciplinary project teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience at the academia-industry interface.
  • A robust working knowledge of the path of an experimental therapeutic from proof of concept to first-in-human clinical trials.
  • Direct experience in functional genomics, in particular CRISPR-Cas.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $112,500-$297,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Please apply online with CV, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references at To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA