[Maize] Job Posting: Tenure Track Computational Genomics at University of Massachusetts

Elsbeth Walker via maize%40net.bio.net (by ewalker from bio.umass.edu)
Thu Sep 13 13:57:47 EST 2012

*University of Massachusetts Amherst  *

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*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position *

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*Computational Genomics*

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The Biology Department (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) and Commonwealth Honors
College (www.honors.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the
area of *Computational Genomics*. We seek a Biologist who employs
computational approaches to address challenging questions in the life
sciences.  Focus areas could include comparative genomics, genetic and
epigenetic regulatory networks, statistical genetics, or other areas at the
intersection of computer science, biology and biotechnology. We are
particularly interested in individuals who address questions in
developmental and/or evolutionary genomics.  The candidate should have a
demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and the potential to
develop and maintain an extramurally funded independent research program.
The successful candidate will teach two honors courses that serve the
campus honors community and will be engaged in, and help to strengthen, the
departmental honors program.  A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and
postdoctoral experience are required. This position will start September 1,

Application materials should include a curriculum vita, research plan, and
teaching statement. Applicants should also have three references letters
sent to the address below. Evaluation of applications will begin on *October
5, 2012* and continue until the position is filled. Application materials
may be sent via email to:* CompBiologySearch from bio.umass.edu.  *If needed,
paper applications can be sent to: Computational Genomics Search # R44077,
Biology Department, Attn: Zoe Crowley, 611 North Pleasant Street,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003. **

The Biology Department provides an interactive and broad research
environment, with faculty research spanning all levels of biological
organization.  Strong research clusters focus on nervous system development
and function, plant biology, cell biology, functional morphology, and
evolution.  The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate
in strong graduate training programs in Neuroscience and Behavior (
www.umass.edu/neuro), Plant Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio),
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/oeb) and Molecular
and Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb).  The University is part of
the 5 College Consortium (www.fivecolleges.edu) in the beautiful Pioneer
Valley in Western Massachusetts, just 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from
New York City.

*The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing
academic excellence and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty.
The College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Biology are committed
to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and the
curriculum. We strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to
apply.  The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. **Positions will be filled contingent upon University

Elsbeth L Walker
Director, Plant Biology Graduate Program
Professor of Biology
UMass, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
413 545-0861 (voice)
413 545-3243 (fax)

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