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Assistant Professor, Computational Genomics

Dept of Biological Science, Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
9 Month Salaried
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Life Sciences, Computational Biology, Genomics
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The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University ( invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broadly defined area of Computational Genomics. We are particularly interested in candidates who creatively develop and apply computational approaches to drive biological discoveries and innovations, using large-scale data (e.g., multi-omic) and harnessing cutting-edge technologies (e.g., single-cell, spatial, long-read). Computational biologists who incorporate wet lab research programs are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants must possess at a minimum a doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, instruction/mentorship, and service. Postdoctoral training in the field of specialization is preferred.

The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with 46 tenure-track faculty members in Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology and Evolution graduate programs. These include, but are not limited to, scientific leaders in epigenomics, chromosome biology, evolutionary genetics, structural biology, and neurogenomics.

Researchers in the Department of Biological Science have access to excellent core resources including two fully staffed genomics core facilities located within the Department and in the adjacent FSU College of Medicine, state-of-the-art imaging, flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities, and a modern BSL3 facility. 

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Peter Fraser:

Other Information

Florida State University is ranked 18th among public universities by US News & World Reports. The university is located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, an area with diverse and relatively undeveloped habitats. Tallahassee hosts a rich program in the performing arts and athletic events and is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

How to Apply

Apply to Florida State University at https:/ If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Submit your application at (JOB ID 50260). Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy and experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and statement of diversity, as well as copies of a maximum of your two most significant, peer-reviewed, published manuscripts. Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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Florida State University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability, and has been recognized as a national leader in its commitment to diversity and inclusion (see We therefore seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Dual Career Policy

When a faculty candidate has a spouse or partner who also is seeking employment, the University will assist in exploring employment positions for that spouse/partner, by either seeking to locate an appropriate University position or by referral to local employment opportunities.

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