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Position description - Computational and Genome-Enabled Biology

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota seeks candidates for up to three tenure-track assistant professor positions. Candidates for more senior positions are also encouraged to apply. These positions are part of a larger effort to build a critical mass of researchers using the latest genomic and computational approaches to answer significant questions about genetics, development, or the basis of complex phenotypes and behaviors. Applicants are sought in two distinct but complementary focus areas:

  • Computational Biology: We seek applicants with a solid computational background who are developing and applying new computational approaches to address impactfulquestions in biology.
  • Genome-Enabled Biology: We seek experimental biologists utilizing a combination of the latest tools in genomics, molecular genetics, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics to study fundamental biological questions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or foreign equivalent) and appropriate post-doctoral experience
  • Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position
  • Potential to initiate and sustain strong research program in the field of computational biology or genomics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences
  • Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively and productively with other scientists
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching and student learning
  • Evidence of commitment to equity and diversity

Materials Required:

  • Letter of application/intent

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Names/contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendations will be requested after the pool has been narrowed)

  • Statements of research and teaching

Evaluation of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications arriving by December 31 will receive full consideration.

Proposed Tenure Department:

Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development


Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and 67,932 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus has extensive research facilities: The University of Minnesota Genomics Center and core facilities, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Masonic Cancer Center, the Biotechnology Institute, the Stem Cell Institute, the Center for Developmental Biology, field research stations, greenhouses, museum collections, herbarium and laboratories. The campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

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