Faculty Position in Computational Genetics, Rutgers

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 master’s 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74449and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, carmona@dls.rutgers.edu.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference.All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment.  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until positions are filled.

Rutgers is a member of the AAU, the CIC, and the Big Ten, is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and boasts tremendous diversity among students, faculty, and majors. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars. The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is located in central New Jersey, close to New York City, Philadelphia, beaches, and countryside.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe