Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics


Purdue University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science, in conjunction with the department of Biochemistry, invites applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in the field of computational biology or bioinformatics at the at the assistant/associate level.  Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching.

New hires will contribute to cancer research at the university through computational advances focused on developing software tools and models for the analysis of large cancer-related data; computational and mathematical modeling and simulation; and computational infrastructure support such as databases, services, and distributed platforms.  The successful candidate will work to enhance the areas of genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, interactomics, and emerging single-cell technologies with application to cancer biology. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research in their field of expertise, teach courses in computer science and computational genomics, and participate in department and university activities.

Candidates will have excellent opportunities to collaborate with the NCI-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (PCCR). Purdue provides a rich environment for multidisciplinary research, spanning academic departments and research centers including the Bindley Biosciences Center and the Birck Nanotechnology Center which provides significant research infrastructure, as well as unique venues for multidisciplinary research.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.cs.purdue.edu) is in a phase of significant growth and offers a stimulating academic environment with active research programs in most areas of computer science. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Data Science, and graduate MS and PhD programs including a Professional MS in Information Security. The Department of Biochemistry (www.biochem.purdue.edu) has a vibrant research community with interests in cancer biology, epigenetics, structural biology, and genomics.

Applicants should apply online at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. A background check will be required for employment. Review of applications and interviews will begin in November 2018, and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to fac-search@cs.purdue.edu.

Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, and inclusion. Salary and benefits are competitive, and Purdue is a dual-career friendly employer.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.