Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics/Genomics
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Higher Education Institution
The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a 2-year, benefits-eligible, combined teaching/postdoctoral position to begin no later than December 15th, 2023.
The selected candidate will be hosted in one of the laboratories carrying out bioinformatics/genomics-related research (Barresi, Katz, Lama, Williams), and will be expected to undertake postdoctoral research linked to the goals/methods of the host lab. In addition, the selected candidate is expected to teach a 300-level undergraduate seminar in bioinformatics, along with an associated bioinformatics lab, in the spring semester in each of the two years of the appointment, and to supervise research projects for interested undergraduates in the form of special studies or honors theses.
Candidates should have a strong foundation in bioinformatics/genomics. Ph.D. in bioinformatics, genomics or computational biology or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the life sciences are encouraged to apply.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of X may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/biology.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/125359 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement and a diversity/inclusion statement as well as full contact information for three confidential references. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on May 30th, and will continue until the position is filled.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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