ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN METHODS IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (#1306S)
The Center for Computational Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor level from scientists whose research focuses on the development of methods in computational biology. The position is to begin on July 1, 2013 and is part of UC Berkeley’s Computational Biology Strategic Hiring Initiative.
Launched in 2003 under the stewardship of the Center, the initiative focuses on recruiting extraordinary faculty in all areas of computational biology, and has attracted outstanding junior and senior candidates interested in being part of a community that is vibrant, supportive, collaborative, and dynamic. Successful candidates are core members of the Center, but hold primary appointments in academic departments.
We are seeking outstanding scientists with strong interest and experience in the development of novel, cutting-edge computational, mathematical, and/or statistical methodologies to solve biological problems. We are particularly interested in applicants with active collaborations with biologists, and whose contributions have had a significant impact on biology. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) human genetics, pathogen genetics, epigenomics, comparative genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and cancer genomics.
The successful candidate will hold an appointment in an appropriate department (e.g., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioengineering, or Mathematics), and will build active bridges to experimental research at UC Berkeley, establish preeminent research and training programs, and develop and teach courses in computational biology at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, including courses for the Computational Biology PhD program.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent by the date of hire, and have a very strong record of research productivity. Candidates seeking a position at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate the ability to develop a rigorous research program, and be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates seeking a position at the Associate Professor level should have established a significant research reputation nationally and possess a record of extramural funding.
Applications must be submitted online at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00090. The closing date is Friday, December 14, 2012.
Applications must include (1) a curriculum vitae and list of publications; (2) copies of three significant publications; (3) a brief description of research accomplishments and a statement of research objectives; and (4) a summary of teaching experiences and interests. The Center is interested in applicants who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching, research, and service; we invite applicants to address this issue in their application. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates seeking a position at the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline. Candidates seeking positions at the Associate Professor level should provide contact information for three referees. All letters submitted, or potentially solicited by the Center, will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:
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