Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Kannapolis, North Carolina
Commensurate with Qualifications
September 04 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, working in any organismal system, whose research has the potential to relate to the areas of human health and nutrition. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in omics approaches.

The successful candidate in this position will work primarily on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, located a 30 minute drive north of the Charlotte metro area. The NCRC is a unique public-private partnership. NCRC is home to researchers from eight universities, including UNC Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, and others, as well as several industry partners (visit http://ncresearchcampus.net for more information).  

The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program. Applicants are expected to present plans in their statements to collaborate with faculty at NCRC, in addition to faculty on the UNC Charlotte main campus and researchers from other domestic and international research institutions if possible.

In addition, the successfully candidate is expected to contribute to and expand the teaching of our undergraduate and graduate curricula (https://cci.uncc.edu/academics/bioinformatics/courses/undergraduate-courses  &   https://cci.uncc.edu/academics/bioinformatics/courses/graduate-courses).

Required Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in the biological, computational, or related sciences. Candidates must demonstrate a record of postdoctoral training, peer-reviewed publications, potential to acquire extramural funding, support and foster diversity, and an ability to teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department is part of the College of Computing and Informatics and supports BS, BA, MS, and Ph.D. programs with a diverse body of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students (visit https://cci.uncc.edu/departments/bioinformatics/about-big for more information). 

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Candidates will be asked to discuss how their qualifications, experience, and professional background prepares them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and service activities.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position #001073) and must include a cover letter, CV, contact information for at least three referees, a statement of research interests (max five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (max two pages), a statement of fostering diversity (max two pages), and PDFs of three peer-reviewed publications. Please highlight potential contributions to UNC Charlotte and the NCRC within the statement of research interests.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Janies djanies@uncc.edu

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