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Assistant Professor - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biological Sciences
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 2020.  We seek an individual developing computational tools or statistical and theoretical models for the analysis of complex large-scale datasets to address quantitative and fundamental biological questions at any scale from molecular to organismal to ecosystems. In addition to the broad research strengths within the Biological Sciences Department (, UMass Lowell has a diverse and collaborative faculty representing fields such as computer science and engineering, environmental, earth and atmospheric sciences, biomedical and civil engineering, and public health. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program that involves trainees at all levels, and to incorporate their research expertise into new undergraduate and graduate level courses, thereby fulfilling the department's teaching and student engagement missions.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the northeast region of Massachusetts, which is home to more than 100 life science companies. UMass Lowell offers access to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, a world-class computational infrastructure, and has extensive core research facilities on campus with state-of-the-art equipment for molecular analysis. Together with its proximity to the biotechnology and biomedical hub around Boston/Cambridge, the ideal candidate would leverage the ample opportunities that exist for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration on campus as well as across the UMass system.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Potential to establish a sustainable externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated publication record in scholarly journals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close once an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and research statement with your application. Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted. 

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