Assistant Professor in "Bioinformatics" (Biological Chemistry)

University of California, Irvine
Up to $125,000 + benefits + retirement options
August 30 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Faculty Position in Biological Chemistry

at University of California, Irvine

The Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine at University of California, Irvine (UCI), invites applications for a state-funded, tenure-track assistant professor position. This position is part of a multi-department initiative in bioinformatics. The Department of Biological Chemistry is recruiting two faculty to lead the bioinformatics initiative within the department.

We are seeking outstanding individuals in all fields of bioinformatics. We are particularly interested in candidates using omics data and are interested in close collaborations with biologists in the department. 

Successful candidates will join a dynamic, collaborative program in bioinformatics and can be associated with the Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at UC-Irvine. Candidates are expected to develop a well-funded, vigorous research program of high caliber and participate in post-graduate training. UC-Irvine offers spacious laboratory space, generous start-up packages, and competitive salaries in a highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities. 

For eight consecutive years the University of California, Irvine has been named a top 10 “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine for our innovative sustainable practices. UCI is also ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and has been identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, biology, or related field. Completed applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and teaching statement should be submitted electronically before November 2019 to be considered for this position. The position will be open until filled. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. Please apply through UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at

Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Peter Kaiser, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, D240 Medical Sciences I, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1700

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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