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Faculty Position in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology


The Center for Bioinformatics (Bioinformatics Program) and the Department of Molecular Biosciences invite applications for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position to begin as early as August 18, 2014. The interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics (www.bioinformatics.ku.edu) complements existing strengths in the Department of Molecular Biosciences (www.molecularbiosciences.ku.edu), including structural biology, computational chemistry, proteomics, systems biology, and developmental/molecular genetics, as well as strengths in drug design and information technology in the Schools of Pharmacy and Engineering. The Center fosters international activities in Bioinformatics and combines outstanding research and a Ph.D. program.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in a discipline related to Bioinformatics is expected by the start date of the appointment; potential for excellence in research in Bioinformatics; commitment to teaching life sciences courses; and strong record of research accomplishments in at least one of the following areas: modeling of macromolecular structure and interactions, modeling of protein networks, systems biology, genomics, chemical biology, and computer-aided drug discovery.

For the full position announcement and to apply online, go to: http://employment.ku.edu and Search Faculty Job openings, key words “Bioinformatics/Computational Biology”. Submit a CV, letter of application, statement of past and future research, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a list of at least three references who may be contacted via telephone or e-mail. Initial review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Direct inquiries to Dr. Ilya Vakser (vakser@ku.edu).

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

 

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