Assistant Professor in Computational Biology / Cancer Genomics

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with experience
November 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Please submit your application by December 15th.

The Center for Cancer Genomics of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, in a joint effort with the Center for Genetic Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University are leading the search for a full-time tenure-track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of cancer genomics and computational biology. The primary faculty appointment will be in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. or M.D. or dual degree and an outstanding record of research in cancer genomics/epigenomics. Areas of interest include gene regulatory networks, spatial genomics, and genomic approach to study gene regulation in human cancer.  Preference will be given to candidates with proven record of external funding.  We are seeking an individual who is willing to contribute and collaborate with the clinical programs at Northwestern Memorial and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospitals.  The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a robust infrastructure for basic science research and clinical translation. The Center for Genetic Medicine houses the NUgene biobank. Northwestern University offers a collegial and collaborative scientific environment that is rich with core facilities, robust cross-disciplinary graduate training programs, and diverse expertise. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position.

Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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