Assistant Professor - Big Data Biology - Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Center for Computational Biology
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley is soliciting applications for a faculty position in the field of Computational Biology at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured). The expected start date is July 1, 2017.
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) and the Center for Computational Biology (CCB) seek a person with strong interest and experience in the development and/or application of computational, mathematical, and/or statistical methods to solve Big Data problems in biology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, inference and modeling of biological networks and interactions using large scale ‘omics’ data, detection of phenotype-genotype associations and/or causality in genetics and epigenetics, integration of genomic and health datasets for improvement of public health and analyses of large DNA sequencing data sets, such as cancer genomes. These topics might also include structure determination, image analysis, signaling networks, gene expression and genetic or genomic analysis. Candidates who use wet lab approaches to combine theory, computation, and experiment are encouraged to apply.
We seek candidates that have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in Biology, Math, Physics, Statistics or Computer Science or a related field is required at the time of application.
Applicants who are not currently tenured at an institute of higher education/ are not a senior independent investigator must complete an online application via the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01128. You must arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html )prior to submitting their letters.
Applicants who are currently tenured at an institute of higher education or are an independent investigator must complete an online application via the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01129. You must provide contact information for 3 - 5 referees. We will only contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so.
Applicants should include:
● Cover Letter - Summarize your interest in and qualifications for this position.
● Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
● Summary of Major Research Accomplishments - A summary of major research accomplishments of approximately 250 words
● Publication List - A complete list of publications.
● Ongoing and Planned Research Program - A summary of approximately 1,500 words of the applicant’s ongoing and planned research program, plus up to one page of figures and a list of essential publication citations.
● Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
● Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
● Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
● Statement of Teaching - Summary of teaching interests, as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience, of approximately 500 words.
● Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.
The final deadline for applications is October 31, 2016. To receive full consideration, please submit a completed application by this date. Please direct questions to [email protected].
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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Deadline: Monday, Oct 31, 2016