Assistant / Associate Professor - Computational Biology

The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Academic rank, salary and employment position are competitive, will be commensurate with experience.
November 26 2018
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Full Time
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The Computational Biology Institute and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health are recruiting a full-time tenure track or tenured faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will develop a program of sponsored research with the Computational Biology Institute, and teach and mentor graduate students in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Academic rank, salary and employment position are competitive and will be commensurate with experience. GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.

The Computational Biology Institute seeks faculty members to establish externally funded, internationally recognized, and interdisciplinary research programs in bioinformatics and/or computational biology in an area such as genome analysis, biodiversity informatics, translational medicine, public health, cancer, neurobiology and systems biology developing methods to address ‘big data’ issues from a computational perspective.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics oversees the MPH, MS, and PhD programs in epidemiology, MPH program in biostatistics, and the MS program in public health microbiology and emerging infectious diseases. The Department collaborates with the Department of Statistics for the MS and PhD programs in biostatistics. The Computational Biology Institute also participates in the Genomics and Bioinformatics PhD program in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Genomics, Epidemiology or a related discipline by date of appointment; as well as experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals, proposing and/or implementing funded research, and teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses in their area of expertise.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% of their efforts to obtaining, implementing or overseeing funded research, and 50% to teaching, mentoring, and educational administration.

Application Procedure: Applicants should complete the online faculty application at and submit the following documents: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research interest to include accomplishments and future plans; and (3) a statement of teaching interest to include mentoring interest. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For further information about the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University, please see Additional information about the Milken Institute School of Public Health can be found at and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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