Faculty Position at Virginia Commonwealth University

January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Systems Biology/Bioinformatics

The Center for Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC) at Virginia Commonwealth University (www.vcu.edu/csbc) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Systems Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. Senior level applicants will have an established track record of research and extramural funding. We are looking for an innovative investigator with a strong research background in Systems Biology and/or Bioinformatics. Preference will be given to individuals applying next generation sequencing or other high throughput technologies and bioinformatics and computational tools to the study of microbial systems, although applications in all areas of systems biology will be considered.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or the equivalent doctoral degree and relevant experience. He or she will develop a vigorous, independent research program; maintain extramural research funding; participate in undergraduate and graduate training in bioinformatics and systems biology. The ideal applicant will have an established research program that will complement existing CSBC faculty strengths in microbial genomics, pathogen-host interaction, and synthetic biology. He or she will take advantage of the CSBC’s recent investments in functional genomics, next generation sequencing, high performance computing, and related technologies. He or she will be expected to maintain a strong independent research program, and to form new interactive and interdisciplinary projects in collaborations with the existing strong cadre of microbially oriented CSBC investigators holding appointments in VCU’s Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharmacy and the Humanities and Sciences. Candidates must have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2011. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy and interests statement, a future research plan, and three reference letters by electronic mail to:

Edwina Hunter
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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