The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is conducting a cluster hire for full-time Assistant or Associate Professors to add to our growing biomedical research team. The Hormel Institute's top focus is to investigate the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases and to identify potential novel targets for prevention and treatment. Research topics of particular interest include Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, and other Quantitative Biology fields. Our mission is to conduct research and provide education in the biological sciences with applications in medicine and agriculture. In pursuit of this mission, and as intended by its founders, The Hormel Institute generates fundamental knowledge and disseminates it to the scientific community worldwide. It also serves as a center of technical and educational expertise for the benefit of the Austin community, the surrounding region, and the State of Minnesota.
The Institute is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working and growing a diverse environment. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from historically marginalized groups in science, including women. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a creative, innovative team science environment, with ethical values that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Focus of Job Responsibilities
80% - Research
Be a productive scientist with independent, innovative ideas, willing and able to work collaboratively across disciplines.
Conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, and/or quantitative biology.
Build and/or maintain a strong, extramurally funded collaborative research program to advance our understanding of cell and/or organism function.
Engage in creative research and imaginative scientific discovery.
Continue professional growth within the scientific community, keep current with the field, and broaden knowledge and expertise.
10% - Service
Provide service through participation in governance, committees, boards at the Institute, University, scientific community, and/or local community.
Participation in individual or group DEI development and/or inclusive culture seminars, workshops, and activities.
Contribute to outreach activities in the local community
10% - Mentoring, Teaching, and Supervision
Create a collaborative, innovative, and welcoming lab environment focusing on mentoring, training, and education.
Ensure onboarding, training, and expectations are set for all employees in your lab, ensuring compliance with the Institute’s mission and vision.
Annually assess lab employees' work performance and identify improvement areas through mentorship.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and The Hormel Institute endorses a “work with flexibility” approach that offers a welcoming and flexible work environment where everyone is inspired to do their best. Work location options include working fully remote, partially remote, or entirely in the office and are based on the work of the position. Some on-site work may be necessary for certain positions, even those designated as fully remote.
This position has been designated as OVPR Work Profile One. OVPR Work Profile One is expected to work primarily on-site. Your office will be located at The Hormel Institute in Austin, MN. The Hormel Institute management retains the right to modify flexible work arrangement agreements on a temporary or permanent basis for any reason at any time.
PhD, MD, DVM., and/or other equivalent degrees
Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals
Evidence of high quality training and mentorship activities
Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Proven ability to acquire extramural funding
Postdoctoral experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, quantitative biology, or related field.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive research collaborations.
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.