The Rutgers University Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey (HGINJ) (https://hginj.org/) seeks nominations or applications from leading scholars for the successor Executive Director of HGINJ. The position is accompanied by very significant resources and new faculty appointments that will build on existing strengths in both research and educational programs. This individual will provide scientific leadership as well as a personal vision for the talented and productive research groups in HGINJ, each of whom has its own research funding. The Director will also be responsible for the administrative and financial stewardship of the institute.
The Institute was established in 2000 to complement the Rutgers Department of Genetics which was founded by Dr. Jay A. Tischfield in 1998. HGINJ fosters collaborative research and engages in entrepreneurial activity that grows the Institute's scientific reputation and visibility. The new director will continue to pursue these objectives and incorporate his or her own talents to take HGINJ to the next level. There is ample recently renovated space suitable for hiring new members and funding is available to support expansion of academic and research positions. The Executive Director may also seek to appoint new members from schools not currently represented in HGINJ such as the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and others on the extensive and diverse New Brunswick flagship campus.
The Executive Director of HGINJ reports directly to the Chancellor for Rutgers University–New Brunswick. It is envisioned that the selected candidate will be appointed in the Rutgers University Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences, with adjunct positions in other departments as is appropriate. The position includes access to advanced genomic technologies through our commercial partner Infinity BiologiX® (https://ibx.bio/) and within Rutgers as well as the HGINJ Imaging Core, consisting of state-of-the-art microscopes, including several confocal and super-resolution microscopes.
Candidates must demonstrate qualities of leadership, vision, and innovation, and have a successful history of discovery and publication as illustrated by significant, consistent and current grant funding. Entrepreneurial experience is a plus. The desired appointment start date is July 1, 2021. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include a current CV and a letter of interest. Review of candidates will begin April 30, 2021. Initial inquiries will be treated as confidential. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates who meet the position criteria and qualify for the next stage will be invited to submit their materials through the university's Recruitment Onboarding and Classification System site.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates must have a PhD or an MD/PhD and at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience including administrative and financial stewardship. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, visionary leader with a strong record of publication and significant, consistent grant funding.
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