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Computational Biology Faculty Position at the University of Oklahoma

Posted by Hannah Remmert on 11/09/2017 17:34 UTC

FACULTY POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

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.

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.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides. The University of Oklahoma, recognizing its obligation to guarantee equal opportunity to all persons in all segments of University life, reaffirms its commitment to the continuation and expansion of positive programs that reinforce and strengthen its affirmative action policies. This commitment stems not only from compliance with federal and state equal opportunity laws but from a desire to ensure social justice and promote campus diversity. Our commitment to the concept of affirmative action requires sincere and cooperative efforts throughout all levels of our employment structure. We will continue to strive to reach the goals of fair and equal
employment opportunities for all. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com 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.