Head of Technology

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health

Head of Technology

M_Biochem-Lab Genomics Research

Full Time


Job Summary

The Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) is seeking candidates to fill a Head of Technology position. This individual will be responsible for leading the LGR Technology Team, in collaboration with the Biology and Computational Teams, to develop and implement an ambitious research program of technology development at the LGR, with a particular emphasis on the development of a platform for arrayed functional genomics screening using our custom designed, fully integrated, BSL-2 automation enclosure. The Head of Technology will develop innovative new ideas for functional genomics into next-generation platform tecnologies in collaborative projects with academic and industry partners across UCSF, UC Berkeley and GSK. This position will oversee the efforts of the LGR in automation, CRISPR technology development, arrayed high content imaging, next gen sequencing/single cell -omics and molecular biology.

Key responsibilities include communication with stakeholders, including presenting research, overseeing the LGR’s technology strategy, planning for ongoing and future screens, making and meeting timelines for the Technology Team, and helping the LGR deliver results to our stakeholders.The Head of Technology will report to the LGR Scientific Director, manage multiple teams of engineers and scientists. Experience setting strategy and budget, managing projects and leading managers is required.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Department Description

The Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) is a collaborative effort between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and GSK. The LGR is focused on scaling up current and next generation functional genomics platforms to better understand the genetic basis of diseases. The LGR strives to build advanced CRISPR-based genome editing and functional genomics platforms empowered by human genetics and computational biology to discover drug targets with high probability of success, expand our knowledge on the human genome in various disease contexts through mechanistic investigation into previously unknown genes and their networks, and deliver innovative research tools that are optimized and scalable for both academic and drug discovery research labs across the partner institutes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Engineering, Chemistry or a related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies
  • Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks
  • Demonstrated effective writing skills
  • Broad and working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives
  • Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Experience leading a team of technology professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate critical information across disciplines. Understands how projects relate to other business strategies and initiatives

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or Advanced degree in Biology, Engineering, Chemistry
  • Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts
  • Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress. Demonstrated highly advanced organization and project management skills. Demonstrated strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope. Understands the cost impact of projects, project tracking tools and metrics

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Clinical Systems / IT Professionals

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Mission Bay (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM


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