Assistant Professor in Molecular or Cellular Biology and Bioinformatics


Assistant Professor in Molecular or Cellular Biology and Bioinformatics

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Biology
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Date opened: 18 Oct 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks
applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor who studies
molecular or cellular biology, to begin September 1, 2022. We will prioritize
candidates whose research plan involves laboratory-based research that
incorporates bioinformatics and data science approaches. The successful
applicant is expected to establish an externally funded research program,
direct the research of students at the doctoral, masters, and undergraduate
levels, and interact with a dynamic group of molecular, cell, and
developmental biologists. The successful candidate’s lab will be located in
the modern Integrated Science Complex, which houses core facilities for
genomics, imaging, and flow cytometry.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral
research experience. We will prioritize candidates who have significant
expertise in bioinformatics and data science methods and who can develop and
deliver courses and workshops on the use of these methods for the analysis of
large molecular datasets. We are particularly interested in those whose
research will complement our existing strengths in cell, microbial, and
developmental biology. Commitment to excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels is expected, and the application of
innovative pedagogical approaches will be encouraged. We seek a colleague who
will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse
workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in science to

Application instructions:

Candidates should submit (i) a cover letter detailing how their proposed
experimental work would complement existing research within the Department,
(ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement of research plans, (iv) a
statement of teaching philosophy (including teaching experience and preferred
teaching area(s)), and (v) a diversity statement that reflects the
candidate’s experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants should also include contact information for three references. For
further information, visit the Biology Department website at
https:// www. or contact the Chair of Search
Committee, Linda Huang at or Rachel Skvirsky, Chair of
Biology, at

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until
the position is filled.

Applications close:

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