Two Faculty Positions in the Department of Biology

Rochester, New York
October 03 2017
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University of Rochester

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester anticipates hiring a total of three new faculty in genetics and genomics (broadly defined) in the near future. This year, we invite applicants for two open rank faculty positions whose research programs diversify and complement faculty research in ecology and evolution or in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. We also encourage applicants whose research intersects these areas.

  • Ecology and evolution: Applicants should have a research program that uses empirical studies, theory development or new technologies in genetics and genomics to answer important questions in ecology and evolution. We seek applicants whose research would expand the breadth of existing research areas and synergize with our strength in evolutionary genetics. Research areas include but are not limited to population and evolutionary genomics, phylogenomics, microbial and ecological genomics, quantitative genetics, and genome biology.
  • Molecular, cellular and developmental biology: Applicants should have a research program that addresses a fundamental biological problem in molecular, cellular or developmental biology. Special consideration will be given to applicants who employ methodologies based on genetics, genomics or functional genomics. Current research programs in the Department focus on aging, proteostasis, lipid biology, protein trafficking and quality control, RNA biology, morphogenesis, comparative biology, anti-cancer mechanisms, stem cells, DNA repair, and chromatin biology. Applicants whose research will complement and expand these areas are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates are expected to establish externally funded research programs and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring. Applications will be considered for tenured or tenure-track positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level. Qualifications include a PhD and academic credentials commensurate with a candidate’s current position. The University of Rochester offers generous startup funding and strong institutional support. Resources include state of the art computing infrastructure and core facilities in genomics, proteomics, imaging and flow cytometry. The integrated campus offers interactions with the newly established Goergen Institute for Data Science and the adjacent University of Rochester Medical Center.

Candidates should upload application materials to our online application system. Review of applications will begin Oct. 23 and continue until the positions are filled. Complete applications include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching qualifications and interests, three letters of reference and pdfs of three publications. Instructions for supplying the reference letters are provided on the application website. The anticipated start date of the two positions is July 2019.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and to groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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