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Functional Genomics Director

Research and Development | San Diego, CA | Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Genomics who can lead a new division encompassing functional genomics and target validation for drug discovery. The right person will be able to combine superior genomics expertise with proven people and process management. This Director will also be able to design and implement workflows with CRISPR-Cas9 -based genomic screening, and drive projects through to completion. This person will develop single-cell NGS platforms, profile cell and animal models, as well as cutting-edge in vitro systems.

This Genomics Director will look at drug-target relationships to phenotypes with proteomics, collaborate with data scientists and computational biologists to align effective areas of focus.


One important aspect of this role is the ability to manage, lead, and mentor junior scientists in developing careers in target validation and genomics. This person will have to use their demonstrated ability to manage people and provide effective strategic leadership.




Ph.D. and 10+ years of experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry.

Proven subject matter expert in genomics, NGS Platforms, CRISPR platforms/approaches, and target validation.

Demonstrated experience with iPSC, organ models, organoids, or organ-on-a-chip.’

Proven leadership/mentorship experience.

Solid communication skills.

A history of strategic contribution.