Assistant Professor of Biology - Computational Biology / Functional Genomics

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Computational Biology / Functional Genomics
Requisition No. 0000345
Job Description Summary:

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computational Biology/Functional Genomics
Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. The Department of Biological Sciences at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computational Biology/Functional Genomics.
The candidate should establish a competitive research program applying computational approaches to address cutting-edge biological questions. Areas of interest include data science/big data analytics, modeling of molecular and/or biological systems, “-omics” approaches, and other biologically-relevant computational methods.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in computational/biological sciences or related area and at least two years of postdoctoral experience with a strong publication record. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, mentor graduate (MS and PhD) and undergraduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to establish collaborations within and outside the biology department and participate in the recently established interdisciplinary Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics. Laboratory space and competitive start-up funds will be provided.

The Department of Biological Sciences ( is a vibrant and growing department that places the highest priority on both research and academic excellence. Faculty members enjoy a highly supportive research environment and successfully compete for external grants. In addition to a talented undergraduate population, the department also has an active and growing graduate program with many opportunities to mentor students at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Review of applicants will begin after September 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a NSF funded ADVANCE institution, committed to increasing diversity in the STEM fields. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in computational/biological sciences or related field and at least two years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references. Questions and inquiries should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Shailesh Lal,

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 07/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Transcripts (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Publication 1
  5. Publication 2
  6. Publication 3