Faculty Position in Quantitative Systems Biology

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Systems Biology Department of Integrative Biology University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a 100% time tenure-track position in quantitative systems biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Potential start date is July 1, 2018.

We seek a colleague to join the department working in the area of computationally-oriented biology focused on the development and application of new methods to enable biological discovery from genomic, imaging and/or other large datasets. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computational methods for integrating data at different organismal levels to explore biological function and evolution, use of population genetic, ecological, evolutionary, and functional and comparative genomic data to explore the consequences of sequencing variation on phenotypes and pathologies in humans and other organisms, computational methods for analysis and mining of metagenomics or other community-associated data, use of Big Data, including geospatial data, to explore consequences of environmental and climatic factors and their interactions with functional and evolutionary aspects of organismal biology, and the application of genome sequencing to study genomic evolution, the molecular processes that drive it, and its link to organismal phenotypes and environments. Candidates who bridge the divide between molecular and organismal biology are strongly encouraged to apply, and we also welcome applications from candidates who combine wet lab or field approaches with theory and computation.

Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by date of application.

Additional Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of quantitative systems biology are encouraged to apply. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Applications must be received by September 29, 2017. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01438. Please direct all questions to ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Applicants should include the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Your most recently updated CV

  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
  • Statement of Research Objectives
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
  • List of Publications
  • Significant Publication #1
  • Significant Publication #2
  • Significant Publication #3
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:  http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.