Assistant Professor - Genetics, Genomics & Informatics, Memphis - 21000000DW
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Genetics, Genomics & Informatics in the College of Medicine is seeking candidates for an open, full-time, non-tenure, Assistant Professor position to lead research on state-of-the-art population genetics and genomics, with a special emphasis on pangenome analysis. Applicants should have a strong background in human genomics and population genetics.
The holder of the position will collaborate with leading scientific software developers on large EHR data sets, SNP array, and DNA-seq for large human clinical cohorts. The researcher will be part of a vibrant team of scientists, clinicians, software developers, and statisticians/ML experts active in genetics, genomics at UTHSC and international affiliates.
The position will involve a modest level of teaching in graduate programs in genetics, genomics, informatics, and machine learning/AI and computer science and statistics.
Successful applicants will be part of a larger comparative pangenomics team that is developing data structures and algorithms to build causal models of biological process and disease risk with translational application related to human populations--particularly underserved groups.
Candidates who have a strong track record in free software development and community engagement are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vita with public git repository, three letters of reference, and a summary of research interests and plans.
A Ph.D. degree in biology, computer science, bioinformatics, or related fields, with experience in algorithm development and software engineering for genomics.
Strong programming skills in C++ and Python, fluency in Linux command-line use.
Strong background in population and evolutionary genetics and genomics.
Strong communication skills, connecting technology to biology and developers to end-users.
Curiosity and a critical intellectual research attitude, and an interdisciplinary mindset.
Enthusiasm to collaborate, teach younger colleagues and students and lead research programs and grants.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Genetics, Genomics & Informatics
Job Posting Mar 9, 2021, 9:46:39 PM
Internal Number: 21000000DW
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.