OPEN RANK TENURE/TENURE TRACK POSITION - DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY - Genomics, Computational Biology
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About the Opportunity:
The Department of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the field of Computational Biology. The preferred candidate will have a research focus in any area of physiological or biomedical genomics. We are seeking candidates who develop, evaluate, and apply novel algorithms to study how the entire pool of genes in an organism interface. This is an open-rank search, but candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor are preferred. Highly qualified candidates at the Associate or Full Professor rank will be considered. The anticipated start date is Fall 2021. We are seeking candidates who develop, evaluate, and apply novel algorithms to study how the entire pool of genes in an organism interface with one another and with the environment to affect fundamental cellular processes in development, disease and/or aging. Priority will be placed on candidates with research interests that complement existing departmental strengths in the biology of aging, stem cells and regenerative medicine, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, molecular microbiology, and cancer immunotherapy.
Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting an independent and externally funded research program, and participating in departmental, college, and university service. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.
Applicants must have a PhD in the biological sciences or other closely related discipline by the appointment start date. Postdoctoral research experience, while recommended, is not required. All applicants should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment that demonstrates research productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research. Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level should have substantial research productivity and an established history of grant support and academic service. Research excellence is the top-most priority. Depending on the research profile and expertise, a joint or affiliate appointment in another department(s) within the University is possible.
The Department of Biology is strongly interdisciplinary, with 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty in Biology and an additional 8 faculty with joint appointments in other departments. The Department administers programs in the College of Science at Northeastern University in Biology, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience for 1,200 undergraduates. It hosts 150 students in Ph.D., Masters, and Professional Masters programs. The Department is affiliated with the Antimicrobial Discovery Center, the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, and the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts. Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care, technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues for art and music (www.northeastern.edu/biology/).
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