Open Rank Faculty Computational Medicine

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position summary:  The Computational Medicine Program and the Departments of Pharmacology and Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) invite applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions in Computational Medicine. The Computational Medicine Program at UNC-CH is a recently established research initiative that seeks to integrate modern computational approaches, including mathematical modeling, machine learning, computational genomics and network analysis, with cutting-edge experimental techniques to address problems relevant to human health. While the area of study is flexible, an ideal candidate would apply methods from systems biology and/or genomics to investigate molecular processes dysregulated in human diseases, and to eventually develop predictive models of these disease states. The successful candidate will hold a position, and research laboratory space, within the Computational Medicine Program, and also hold a position within either the Department of Genetics or Department of Pharmacology. They will be expected to direct an independent research program supported by extramural funding, and participate in team science projects initiated through the Computational Medicine Program. The successful candidate will also participate in graduate student mentoring and teaching at the graduate level. Applicant reviews will begin October 15 and continue until the positions are filled.

Minimum education and experience requirements:  A Ph. D. or equivalent degree is required in Genetics, Pharmacology, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related field. The successful candidates will have significant research experience applying computational approaches to problems in biomedical research. While postdoctoral experience is not required, 3-6 years of postdoctoral research is typical. Current Assistant and associate professors are also welcome to apply.

Preferred qualifications, competencies and experience:  Strong training and experience in applying computational and quantitative approaches to problems in biomedical research. It is anticipated that some candidates may be entirely computational, while others will incorporate an experimental component into their research; both types are eligible and encouraged to apply.

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Upload your C.V. to the “curriculum vitae/resume” tab, upload your Cover Letter to the “cover letter” tab, upload your research statement(statement of ongoing and planned research) to the “research statement:”, and attached 2-3 recent publications to the “other document 2” and “other document 3” tabs.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.



Research in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy spans activities in contemporary chemical biology and drug discovery and blends the principles and experimental techniques of chemistry and biology with computational science. While maintaining a traditional emphasis on the drug candidate, we integrate contemporary biological methods to merge small molecule and target biomolecule research. This approach allows for elucidation of disease pathways and mechanisms of drug action. Our program encompasses nearly all aspects of drug discovery, including bioactive natural products, organic chemistry, computational drug design, assay development, high throughput screening of chemical libraries, and studies in living cells.

The division works closely with biotech and pharmaceutical companies in North Carolina’s Research Triangle and is a campus-wide leader in new scientific inventions. Discoveries made by CBMC investigators have led to three FDA-approved drugs, two spin-off companies, and several compounds in advanced phases of clinical trials for cancer and infectious diseases.


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Chapel Hill
United States

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