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

George Mason University
Woodbridge, Virginia, US
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Dec 8, 2022

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Biology, Climate Change
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School of Systems Biology (SSB)

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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

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

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Prince William, VA

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

The George Mason University School of Systems Biology, within the College of Science, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, beginning August 2020. 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 establish an externally funded independent research program within the field of bioinformatics and computational biology. Although the potential area of research is broadly defined, candidates with interests in cancer, immunology, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases, with the expertise in next generation sequencing or broad expertise in different areas of bioinformatics and computational biology are particularly encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidate will synergistically contribute to the existing strengths of the School of Systems Biology by collaborating with faculty members in the School of Systems Biology and other departments. Consistent with College of Science and the School of Systems Biology policies, the teaching load will be four courses per academic year but can be reduced by a generous course buy-out policy. Faculty will be expected to mentor graduate students within the Bioinformatics MS and PhD programs and will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in research.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field;

Postdoctoral research experience;

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:

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 Us:

The School of Systems Biology has 22 faculty members with wide-ranging interests in microbiology, infectious diseases, molecular biology and bioinformatics. The department also houses several large research centers including the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases ( NCBID ) , a research center focused on biothreat organisms and emerging infectious diseases, and the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine ( CAPMM ) , focused on Personalized Medicine with an emphasis on proteomics. The school also has a diverse research-funding portfolio provided by the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), National Science Foundation, other agencies, and private industry.

Currently, SSB houses several graduate programs, including Ph.D. in Biosciences, Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Biology, M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and several graduate certificate programs. The Ph.D. and M.S. programs have concentrations in MID , among others. SSB faculty have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the USAMRIID , NIH , Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, and Inova Health System among others. SSB office and laboratories are located on the Science and Technology Campus of GMU , in Manassas, Prince William County, which primarily focuses on research and academic programs in the biomedical and life sciences.

The College of Science blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains. While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today's world. For more information, visit .

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5088z at by April 17, 2020; 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.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
April 17, 2020

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