Two Faculty Positions in Computational Genomics and Evolutionary Genomics

Employer
University of Pittsburg Department of Biological Sciences
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biology, Computational Biology, Genomics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Computational Genomics and Evolutionary Genomics. The positions are anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level. We seek outstanding scientists who will enhance and complement existing strengths in our broad-based, collaborative biological sciences department. The successful candidates will focus on developing and applying robust computational methods to large-scale data analyses in population, evolutionary, comparative, or functional genomics, and will have a strong commitment to teaching, training, and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates using any computational or quantitative approaches with a focus in biology are encouraged to apply; computational biologists with modest needs for wet laboratory space are also welcome to apply.
Research areas could include:
● Comparative genomics in eukaryotic, prokaryotic, microbiome, or viral systems
● Developmental or evolutionary genomics (or evo/devo)
● Functional genomics (e.g., transcriptomics, proteomics, single-cell -omics)


The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community situated on the undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to the mutual success of our faculty and students in our research, education, and outreach missions. We offer low teaching loads and highly competitive start-up, compensation, and benefits packages. The University is currently ranked third in the nation in total NIH funding and is part of a broader scientific community – including a thriving computational biology community with a cross-campus graduate program – that includes the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University. Our department is dedicated to the mutual success of our faculty and students in our research, education, and outreach missions. We are equally dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that values and nurtures diverse perspectives (outlined here: https://www.provost.pitt.edu/university-pittsburgh-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion). Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: https://www.biology.pitt.edu.


Successful candidates at either rank will have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience in Computational Biology or a related field, and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, participate in training graduate students, and participate in undergraduate science education. Preferred qualifications at the rank of Associate Professor include a track record of impactful publications, extramural funding, undergraduate teaching, and mentorship of trainees. To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by 30 September 2022. Applicants can apply online at (https://tinyurl.com/2p8ty9h). Candidates should submit (a) a one-page cover letter; (b) a CV; (c) a teaching statement; (d) a one-page description of how your past or anticipated scholarly activities (research, teaching, service) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; (e) a ~three-page statement of past research and future plans. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biojobs@pitt.edu. The position is pending budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment, so the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community is essential. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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