Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computational Biology and/or Genomics

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
September 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The Ohio State University Department of Molecular Genetics is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Investigators using quantitative, systems-level, or big-data approaches to study the dynamics or properties associated with genetics and genomics of any biological system are encouraged to apply. Exemplary areas include, but are not limited to, population or evolutionary genetics, genetics of complex traits and/or diseases, the influence of genetic variation on gene expression, gene-environment interactions, and epigenetic control. Individuals who design and apply cutting-edge computational and/or systems biology approaches to study plant genetics are specifically encouraged to apply.

This position, along with a second faculty position in Cell and/or Developmental Biology (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19461), is geared toward strengthening and complementing existing expertise in the Department.

The Department of Molecular Genetics (https://molgen.osu.edu/) includes more than thirty faculty investigating diverse biological questions. Research efforts are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure in the Department and in specialized core facilities across campus. Molecular Genetics faculty collaborate within the Department and across the university as active members of campus-wide focal groups including the Center for RNA Biology, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute. The university is also home to the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, a central seed and plasmid repository that preserves, amplifies and distributes these stocks to the worldwide research and education community.


Candidates with PhD and/or MD degrees with research interests and at least two years of academic or equivalent postdoctoral experience in the specified areas are encouraged to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19465. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement that briefly summarizes past research accomplishments and emphasizes future research plans (three pages), teaching philosophy (one page), statement of commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts as it relates to research, teaching and/ or outreach and engagement (one page), and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Brittany Poast (poast.6@osu.edu).

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs