Miami University — Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

Biology: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics to begin August 2018 to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise students, maintain an active externally funded research program, and provide service to the institution. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in general biology, programming for the life sciences, and a new bioinformatics or genomics course for a future bioinformatics major. The departmental home of this position (Biology or Microbiology) will depend on the specific research expertise of the successful candidate.

Required: Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, microbiology, or a related field by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates who study computational biology and genomics, proteomics or metabolomics to infer how variation in gene sequences and epigenetic status translates into the functional expression of traits; those with postdoctoral experience; teaching experience; or developing an externally funded research program.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy to For inquiries about posting, contact Paul James at Screening of applications will begin November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Together, the Departments of Biology ( and Microbiology ( have over 50 faculty with excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.  The two departments offer several undergraduate degrees in the biological sciences and a bioinformatics minor, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology, microbiology, and botany.  Both departments also have faculty and graduate students in interdepartmental graduate degree programs in cell, molecular, and structural biology ( and ecology, evolution, and environmental biology (  Research and teaching are supported by outstanding core facilities, the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the Miami RedHawk High Performance Computing Cluster, the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging, and a Laboratory Animal Resources Center.  Miami is a top-ranked public university for its commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education.

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