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FACULTY POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

University Of Oklahoma


Location:
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212018-01-20
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Computer Programming/Systems
  • Faculty
  • Research
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Job Details

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences and Gallogly College of Engineering seek creative and dynamic applicants for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Computational Biology. The position will start in August 2018 and is part of a cluster hire in data scholarship across the university. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational and research opportunities.

Possible departmental home(s) for the candidate include the School of Computer Science, the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, and the Department of Biology, among others. A joint appointment is likely depending on the interests of the applicant. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching in Computational Biology and/or Bioinformatics, such as in algorithm development (sequential, parallel, and/or distributed), systems analysis and modeling, genomic or ecological data mining and/or visualization. We particularly seek applicants with research directed to big data, including large-scale microbial, plant, or animal-omics, multi-scale biological modeling, or machine learning/artificial intelligence. If desired, support for laboratory work is available. In-line with the norms of the affiliate department(s), the incumbent will contribute to teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including in the Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (datascience.ou.edu). The incumbent will have a leadership role in development of the cross-disciplinary data scholarship initiative. 

Requirements

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a biological science, computer science, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • A record of strong and sustained research activity.

Preferred qualifications:

  • More than seven years of experience after the advanced degree.
  • Experience in collaborative or cross-disciplinary research in computational biology and/or bioinformatics, including with private or industry entities.
  • A record of extramural funding.
  • A sustained research program and a record of high-impact publication.
  • Successful teaching experience both to specialists and non-specialists, including innovative approaches to foster engagement in computational analysis.
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/46604 on ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements of research, teaching, and leadership interests and philosophy. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to CompBioSearch@groups.ou.edu.