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Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application detailing required and preferred qualifications (no more than 1 page), 2) a current and complete curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and vision of future research (no more than 3 pages), 4) a teaching statement (no more than 1 page), and 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics
Department Biochemistry
Department Web Address http://www.unr.edu/bmb
Full Time Equivalent

1.00

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professorship of Bioinformatics-Enabled Systems Biology within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as part of a research cluster of excellence in sustainable dryland agriculture.

Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in emerging research areas including computational biology for genomics, bioinformatics-enabled transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, regulatory network or metabolic flux analysis and modeling, Biosystems design and synthesis, in-silico protein modeling and molecular dynamics, and related research areas that inform agricultural production systems. Candidates must demonstrate the capability to develop a high-impact, nationally recognized extramurally funded research program and excellence in teaching. As a member of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the candidate will have the opportunity to interact with existing faculty to establish, utilize, and integrate cutting-edge approaches for plant, insect, and animal-related research, instruction, engagement, and outreach. Candidates must be committed to teaching existing and developing new undergraduate and graduate courses in topic areas such as bioinformatics, computational biology, systems or synthetic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, functional genomics, protein structure function, and metabolic regulation and engineering. Candidates must be able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in research, and will be expected to work with a diverse team of colleagues. Those with a variety of work and conflict resolution skills suitable for people from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, please apply by September 15, 2017.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of three departments in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The department has approximately 400 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 18 faculty members. The department has access to modern laboratory facilities including for Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Imaging.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution serving over 20,000 students. The University is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa-Sonoma, and San Francisco.

Required Qualifications

The candidate must hold an earned Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have completed at least two years of postdoctoral work or the equivalent.

Contact Information for this Position

Dr. John Cushman
(775)784-1918, jcushman@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application detailing required and preferred qualifications (no more than 1 page), 2) a current and complete curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and vision of future research (no more than 3 pages), 4) a teaching statement (no more than 1 page), and 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

Job Open Date 07/26/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72710
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents