Associate or Full Professor Lead, Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster


  • Professional
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Expires on: February 29, 2024

University of Central Florida
Computer Science

The Faculty Cluster Initiative (FCI) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is recruiting one 9-month tenured associate professor or professor who will serve as the lead for the Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster (GBC) (https://www.ucf.edu/research/genomics-bioinformatics/). The GBC is looking for a proven leader to foster the continued expansion of research programs in genomics and bioinformatics that are enabled by next-generation sequencing technologies and that address one or more areas among molecular evolution, biodiversity, microbiome research (environmental and plant/animal health), biological model systems, infectious diseases, translational applications for cancer, computational biology, systems biology, machine learning, and data mining. Strong candidates in other areas of genomics will also be considered.

An ideal candidate will have a strong background in genomics and bioinformatics, as well as computational approaches used to analyze large genomic datasets. The candidate should have demonstrable leadership experience, preferably with multidisciplinary teams, a strong research publication record, and demonstrated independent and interdisciplinary research funding.

The Genomics and Bioinformatics Cluster lead can join any of three tenure home departments – The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (College of Medicine), Biology (College of Sciences), or Computer Science (College of Engineering and Computer Science). Joint or secondary joint appointments among these departments is possible as appropriate to qualifications and interest. The cluster lead will be expected to develop a research program that strengthens their tenure home department and the cluster.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please click the link below: https://ucf.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Orlando-FL-Main-Campus/Associate-Professor-or-Professor-and-Cluster-Lead–Genomics-and-Bioinformatics-Cluster_R106132

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