University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts (US)
September 14 2017
Organization Type

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology

The Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology invites applications for tenure-track or senior tenured professor positions. We are seeking innovative, energetic and collaborative individuals who plan to develop strong computational research programs to tackle problems in one of the following areas: regulatory genomics, comparative genomics, systems biology, RNA biology, evolutionary biology, statistical genetics, or proteomics. Candidates in all computational biology areas, including computer scientists focused on biological questions, are strongly encouraged to apply. Wet bench research space can be arranged for individuals who are interested in performing experiments to augment their computational efforts.

The Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology is housed in the new state-of-the-art Albert Sherman building, where it is part of a vibrant and collaborative research community that includes the Program in Systems Biology and the RNA Therapeutics Institute. Other closely collaborating departments, including the Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine, and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, are located in neighboring buildings. The Program is supported by high-performance computing facilities.  Salary and start-up package will be highly competitive and commensurate with the high level of accomplishment expected of successful applicants.                 

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the Program, a curriculum vitae that includes publications, honors, and a succinct research plan to To expedite the review process, applicants should invite three individuals who are familiar with your work and potential for success to upload their recommendation letters at the same web address. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Professor Zhiping Weng at

UMASS Medical School is located within a 10-minute drive from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The two Universities have numerous joint research and educational efforts in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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