Faculty Position in Bioinformatics (Academic Track)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 47891.00 - 300000.00
Internal Number: 351447
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking to hire an academic track or tenure track faculty member interested in the interface of bioinformatics, machine learning, and the medical sciences. As the acquisition of biomedical data has become increasingly scalable, the challenge is shifting from obtaining data to identifying relevant data and analyzing and interpreting it relative to the existing knowledge of research. Often data is collected across multiple modalities including various imaging and ‘omics platforms, each with its own associated databases. In addition, digital pathology and spatial ‘omics platforms are extending the computational needs beyond the realm of traditional ‘omics analysis into complex image analysis. Our goal is to develop tools that leverage the multilayered nature of the data to establish relationships between modalities and direct experiments using advanced computational methodologies. The candidate will work closely with the Advanced Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (ARDL) within LMP, which is the central laboratory and biorepository for over 60 NIH funded multi-center observational studies and clinical trials and both generates and has access to large scale ‘omics data on several thousand samples. The applicant will also work closely with the Divisions of Computational Pathology and Anatomic Pathology to advance digital pathology applications within LMP. Learn more about the department here: https://med.umn.edu/pathology
Candidates must hold a PhD in Biophysics/Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative/Computational Biology or a related field. Strong background in statistics, experience implementing machine-learning algorithms, building analysis pipelines for ‘omics data and demonstrated ability to extract datasets from publicly available sources. Academic rank and appointment type will be commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity.
Successful candidates must have the ability to:
Obtain external funding to support innovative research.
Represent the Department and the University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally and across the world.
Assist in the recruitment of the best and brightest doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and molecular pathology 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.
Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.
Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.