Assistant Professor, Genomics & Bioinformatics

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
August 22 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established nine interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic and research missions. The Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster (GBC) ( was established with a goal to develop a nationally and internationally recognized program in the broad area of genomics and computation. As part of the GBC, we are currently seeking to hire a tenure-earning assistant professor conducting research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or Computational Genomics. The tenure home for this faculty position will likely be either in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (College of Medicine), the Biology Department (College of Sciences), or the Computer Science Department (College of Engineering and Computer Science). A candidate may also be jointly appointed among these departments as appropriate to qualifications and interest.

Candidates must have a strong research publication record and demonstrated independent research, with either existing research funding, or strong potential to initiate and obtain funding for their research program. Successful applicants must hold a PhD or MD/PhD from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the cluster. The GBC emphasizes interdisciplinary research in genomics that covers at least two disciplines among biology, biomedical sciences, and computer science. In particular, the GBC is looking to expand research programs in genomics that are enabled by next- generation sequencing technologies and that address one or more areas among molecular evolution, biodiversity, microbiome research (environmental and plant/animal health), biological model systems, infectious diseases, translational applications for cancer, computational biology, systems biology, machine learning, and data mining. Strong candidates in other areas of genomics will also be considered.

The GBC faculty will be expected to strengthen their individual tenure homes as well as the cluster. All GBC faculty members (and their students) will be housed jointly to facilitate collaboration.

UCF is one of the nation's largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen satellite locations. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit

UCF has a diverse student body and community, and we are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community. Please tell us about your approach and experience with meeting the needs of a diverse community both in the context of a faculty-student setting and as a colleague (see required documents below).

The university requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered. In addition to the online application, candidates must provide the following materials: The above-mentioned diversity statement, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references (with email addresses). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact the Cluster Search Chair, Shibu Yooseph, at

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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