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Technical Director Metabolomics Core

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The Genome Center at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for Technical Director position of the Metabolomics Services Core.

This position will have general responsibility for maintaining and improving services at the Genome Center’s Metabolomics Service Core Facility and report to the Faculty Director, Professor Oliver Fiehn.  The incumbent will provide guidance, and monitor all technical aspects of the Core, advising users on study designs including sample preparation and options for handling and interpreting data, providing reports, training staff and researchers, writing grant proposals to maintain the core with state-of-the-art equipment, representing the Metabolomics Core at scientific conferences, overseeing sample preparation and throughput, scheduling sample analysis and maintaining operation of the equipment,. In consultation with the Faculty Director and other Core staff, the Technical Director will be responsible for the budgetary aspects of the Core, including monitoring account balances, advancing recharge structures and rates, and preparing budget reports in collaboration with the administrative staff of the Genome Center.

The Technical Director will strive to increase efficiencies, as well as reduce costs, devising and implementing routines, preventative maintenance schedules, monitoring charts and other measures to improve quality of metabolomic data and scientific reports. The Incumbent will evaluate new technologies and equipment, and refine and implement new assays in consultation with the Faculty Director and the Advisory Board.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent, a minimum of five years of experience in mass spectrometry and quantification of small molecules, and strong communications skills. Candidates with experience in metabolomics or with experience as directors of a service core are preferred.

The UC Davis Genome Center facilitates interdisciplinary research in the areas of genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, and is involved in the training of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Annual funding is approximately $21 million from multiple sources. The Metabolomics Core enables metabolomics projects and data submissions for more than 400 projects and 25,000 samples per year. The Core currently employs more than 10 FTE, has 17 mass spectrometers and hosts 18 databases and software resources.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system (, JPF02010.

Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and experience in mass spectrometry, 3-5 letters of reference, and a statement of contributions to Diversity. The deadline for full consideration is May 31. 2018.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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