Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Tenure-Track)
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The George Mason University School of Systems Biology (SSB), within the College of Science (COS), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, beginning January 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and establish an externally funded independent research program in the area of expertise within the field of bioinformatics and computational biology. Although the potential area of research is broadly defined, candidates with interests in cancer, infectious and cardiovascular diseases, or neurodegenerative disorders are particularly encouraged to apply. It is expected that the successful candidate will synergistically contribute to the existing strengths of the school by collaborating with faculty members in SSB and other departments. Teaching requirements of the position will be consistent with COS and SSB policies and include graduate and/or undergraduate courses in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field;
Excellence in research demonstrated by publication record in peer-reviewed journals;
Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program;
Commitment and interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate-level courses; and
Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising graduate students.
Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable;
Record of seeking extramural research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of funding awards; and
Successful team work in a collaborative environment.
About SSB and George Mason University:
The School of Systems Biology has 23 faculty members with the wide-ranging interests in molecular biology and bioinformatics. The school also has a diverse research funding portfolio provided by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, other agencies, and private industry. Currently, SSB houses several graduate programs, including Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Ph.D. in Biosciences, M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Biology and several graduate certificate programs. SSB faculty have close collaborations with the researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the NIH, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture Research Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval Research Laboratory, and Inova Health System among others.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 35,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education, was ranked number one in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.