Assistant Research Professor – Bioinformatics Analyst
Auburn University, College of Agriculture
Location: AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Alabama
Type: Full Time
The Auburn University (www.auburn.edu) College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Research Professor of bioinformatics. This faculty position is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track research appointment renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a bioinformatics program focused on analyzing metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics data related to intestinal health of poultry. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor poultry science graduate and undergraduate students and produce scholarship through recognized peer-reviewed outlets, secure extramural funding to support his/her research program from external sources such as USDA-NIFA, NSF and other related federal sponsors, and from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in bioinformatics, computational biology, poultry science, animal science, or closely related disciplines at the time employment begins. Candidates should demonstrate research experience using a multi-omics systems biology approach and documented evidence of the ability to conduct research and ability to work with faculty and students across multiple disciplines. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with avian biology is desired. Demonstrated record of securing extramural funding and documented experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research is desired.
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s experience pertinent to the position responsibilities
Current curriculum vita
Copies of all academic transcripts
Statement of research philosophy and plan
When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references. Only completed application materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business December 31, 2023. The search may continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Ruediger Hauck, Search Committee Chair, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. It was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.