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Research Professor - Human Genetics (Director of Computational Systems Biology)

University of Miami
Miami-Dade County, Florida, US
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Dec 9, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Job Description

Professor and Director of the Computational Systems Biology Program of the SCCC

Department of Human Genetics

The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami is seeking exceptional candida tes for a Professor position , research track, who will also serve as Director of the Computational System Biology Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) . In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a world class program in integrated big data sciences to significantly advance cancer research, including cancer genetics and epigenetics, from basic sciences to translational applications. This will include research programs, educational activities, and an active group of faculty and academic staff. The program will also provide shared services to other projects and development of pilot projects.

As a Cancer Center member and faculty in the Department of Human Genetics, Division of Cancer Epigenetics and Genomics, the ideal candidate will conduct his/her own methodological research, teach and mentor in the graduate programs in Human Genetics . There is an expectation of developing a sustainable program of research via extramural funding. Candidates should have the ability to:

+ Take on the role as Director of the Computational Systems Biology Program of the SCCC. This entails personnel management, budget management and overall administrative oversight of the Program.

+ Make scientific breakthroughs in the development of new statistical and/or computational methods - with a focus on cancer related applications - as evidenced by peer reviewed publications in leading journals, book chapters and books.

+ Obtain (or ideally continue to obtain) external funding including (but not limited to) from NIH, NSF, CDC, and DARPA.

+ Represent the Division, Department, and the U niversity at professional meetings in local communities, nationally, and across the globe.

+ Assist in the recruitment of faculty members, as well as best and brightest graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and mentor them throughout their years of study.

+ Obtain external funding for their support while working on research projects under the faculty member's supervision.

+ Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans - disciplinary research .

+ Serve on various Departmental and/or Institutional committees.

+ Provide national or international service to the profession.


+ PhD or MD degree with specific graduate training in computational sciences, biostatistics, statistics, or related discipline. Evidence of high-impact publications with a clear cancer focus.

+ Effective oral and written communications including teaching experience, presentation at scientific meetings, and a significant publication record in peer-reviewed high impact journals.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead innovative research pr ojects to successful conclusions.

+ Evidence of being able to secure and sustain extramural funding for a program of research.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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