Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), UTMB

Director - Galveston National Laboratory

Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), UTMB

Galveston, TX, United States

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) – Galveston, Texas

Infectious Disease Research at UTMB:

Infectious disease research is a major strength at UTMB and provides the largest component of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to the university.  Facilities and research programs that contribute to and support this research are extensive, involve multiple departments, centers, and core laboratories, and encompass more than 120 investigators. The mission of the GNL is to assist the NIAID and the nation in developing improved mechanisms for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases caused by naturally emerging and purposefully disseminated infectious agents.

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a national and international leader in high biocontainment infectious disease research, is seeking an outstanding leader as Director of the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL). The state-of-the-art GNL is located on the main UTMB campus in Galveston, Texas.  The GNL works closely with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and other federal and commercial partners in conducting investigator-initiated and contract research addressing basic science to translational research at Biosafety Level (BSL)-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 levels.

Position Function:

The Director, Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) oversees a complex scientific and educational program encompassing a diverse set of research areas. The incumbent is responsible for developing and articulating GNL research strategies, educational mission, goals, and priorities within a landscape that continually evolves due to new, emerging, and reemerging threats, changing regulatory environments, and shifting funding opportunities. The Director analyzes and interprets current and new legislation for its effect on GNL activities and establishes new or modified operational procedures as required.

Position Requirements:

The Director, GNL must minimally possess a Terminal degree (PhD, EdD, JD, MD, DO, etc.) and:

  • Successful administration of biomedical research programs and management of a complex, multifaceted research portfolio that addresses high priority pathogens;
  • International stature in biodefense and/or emerging infectious disease research;
  • Experience in high containment facilities and understanding of the associated regulatory and compliance environment.

Income Package:  A negotiable salary package based upon all levels of experience and educational background. UTMB also offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program and a relocation allowance.   

The Greater Houston area and Galveston Island – please click or paste the below link for more information

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to:

Audrey Travis via email, adtravis@utmb.eduPlease be sure to include a preferred contact method.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Director - Galveston National Laboratory