Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Pratt School of Engineering-CAGTEXEC [#13483]
Position Title: Executive Director, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies in the Pratt School of Engineering
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Biomedical
Appl Deadline:2019/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/03/26, finished 2019/06/03, listed until 2019/09/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies

This is a full time position in support of administrative and scientific functions for the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies.

Duke University is launching a new Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) to highlight and support Duke’s interdisciplinary efforts and scientific leaders focused on engineering new technologiesand approaches to elucidate the function of the genome, decipher the role of the genome in health and disease, and develop new genetic medicines. This Center is supported across the Pratt School of Engineering, the Trinity School of Arts & Sciences, and the Duke University Medical Center, and has a physical home in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences. 


The Executive Director for the Duke CAGT will work closely with the Center Director, Prof. Charles Gersbach, the CAGT Steering Committee, and the to-be-named Program Coordinator to execute the Center’s mission to support, maintain, and expand a world-class scientific program in genome sciences and engineering, train the next generation of genome scientists and engineers, and distribute the results and activities of the CAGT to the broader scientific community.


Specific job responsibilities include:

Work collaboratively with the Director and Steering Committee to develop and implement research and educational strategic plans and initiatives of the Center.


Supervise administrative staff for the Center, including working closely with the Program Coordinator, who will specifically oversee planning of Center activities, such as seminars and symposia, and communications, including websites and social media.


Develop and implement plans for supplementing and supporting the education and training of students and postdoctoral fellows to fill positions as the next generation of genome scientists and engineers.


Maintain a deep working knowledge of federal and private funding opportunities in the area of genome sciences, genomic technology development, and genomic medicine.


Work collaboratively with Center faculty to establish research priorities and craft funding proposals for both federal and private funding.


Develop and implement plans for special programs such as a seminar series and annual symposia.


Work collaboratively with Center faculty to develop and implement effective recruitment strategies for fellows and students.



Facilitate scientific and strategic team meetings including but not limited to setting the agendas, managing action items to completion, reporting to the Director and team members on progress and ensuring post-meeting communication as appropriate.


Manage logistics for grant proposal and article submissions with an emphasis on technical grant writing and manuscript editing.


Coordinate oversight of Center laboratory and office space usage.


Required Qualifications: 

Education/Training: Work requires a minimum of a MS with a preference for a PhD in biological sciences, bioengineering, or related discipline, as well as a minimum 1-3 experience working in academic or other non-profit research institute.


Experience: Applicants should have experience with academic research, manuscript writing and publication, identification of funding sources, grant writing and editing, and mentoring of students and/or fellows.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708-0271

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