Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Tenure-Track)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Faculty - 6965
Full Time
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.

Responsibilities: 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.

Required Qualifications: * 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.

Preferred Qualifications: * 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 "Up and Coming" list of national universities, and listed among the top "Most Innovative" national universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Mason is located in northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to many federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. As George Mason University has several campuses, SSB is a part of Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County, which primarily focuses on research and academic programs in the biomedical and life sciences.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F116Az at by October 2, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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