The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks outstanding tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors to complement the existing faculty in computational genetics, moving our program into exciting new areas and expanding our existing strengths. The department hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong Ph.D. program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Our computational group collaborates with other Department of Genetics faculty and Rutgers scientists within the Division of Life Sciences, the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Our 30 faculty members drive federally funded research programs in broad areas of genetics and genomics including cancer, computational, developmental, evolutionary, molecular, neuro- and neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, and epigenetics, conducting research in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast and bacteria. Experienced faculty with appropriate experience will be considered for a leadership role within our Computational Genetics Group. Core resources, access to high-performance computing clusters, and generous start-up funds will be provided. Research space, including a wet lab if needed, will be provided. Appropriate candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or the equivalent in Genetics, Computer Sciences, or a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
Posting Number: 18FA0476
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 74449
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.