Job Description

Payroll Title:
Integrated Electronics and Bio
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#115000 Director of the IEBL

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/10/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/21/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


The Director reports directly to, and will share the vision of, the PI/Executive Director of the Integrated Electronics and Biointerfaces Laboratory (IEBL), Prof. Shadi Dayeh, and will work closely with him to manage daily operations and strategic partnerships, as well as local and national initiatives. The incumbent is responsible for the use and tracking of program resources which include fiscal, administrative, program, laboratory operational management, and closely related activities. Responsible for general administration of the IEBL, the incumbent manages a $2M operating budget, human resources, payroll, purchasing, equipment, educational programs, scientific outreach, and space and facilities. Informs the PI/Director of major changes in procedures or operational policies, and provides novel solutions to business management challenges as necessary. The Director supervises fiscal management and controls a complex budget made up of extramural government funds, grants, and gifts. Performs other related duties as required.

The Director will serve as the project manager/director for the NIH translational UG3/UH3 grant, assist in recruiting talent including staff, postdocs, and students, participate in all meetings, and document and coordinate the activities for the grant. The Director will coordinate the IEBL lab activities and the promotion of these activities via online content and in professional publications and public events, implement a robust documentation of laboratory operation and safety procedures, provide budgeting and financial analysis and planning, work with vendors and UC buyers to acquire equipment and lab supplies, work with the UCSD Office of Contracts and Grants on the submission of new grants, and work with the lab members, the IACUC, IRB, and the regulatory bodies including the FDA to collect, organize, and submit required documentation.

Administers all finance, human resources and facilities and other operational activities for small to mid-sized academic or research program. Administers major program components, and some or all of the program's operational requirements. Develops and organizes conferences and other public forums. Works under direction of Principal Investigator or more senior Academic Program Officer to establish center agenda, funding, objectives.


  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Skills include active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling.

  • Solid fundraising experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and / or personnel management.

  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as event planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.

  • Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and / or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.

  • Ability to identify, understand, analyze and interpret complex written materials, situations and concepts. Ability to be resourceful when analyzing and recommending or implementing appropriate solutions and to effectively communicate results of analysis and recommend or implement effective courses of action.

  • Demonstrated experience in making independent decisions, using mature, professional judgment and knowledge of issues, to facilitate desired/recommended results.

  • Proven experience with various aspects of financial transactions including financial reporting, purchasing, accounts payable, and budgets. Ability to provide accurate budget recommendations. Ability to comprehend and interpret data, utilize campus resources for report preparation and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Ability to develop and maintain a strong network of constituents to promote communication with federal, state, and local policy makers, agencies, staff and community and industry groups.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in gift and contract/grant administration. Knowledge of Federal and private funding agency regulations.

  • Ability to develop and manage budgets including project budget costs, coordinate multiple projects, adapt programmatic objectives to changes in resources, establish priorities as affected by budgetary issues.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Occasional off-campus meetings and events.

  • Must be willing to work on projects where animals and human embryonic stem cells are used in research.

  • Must be willing to enter labs and clinics for facilities and space responsibilities.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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