Yale University — Open Search-Yale Center for Genomic Health

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Genetics,
Yale University School of Medicine

Position Description: The Yale Center for Genomic Health is looking to appoint an outstanding investigator in human genetics and genomics who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our Center. Scientists and clinician-scientists, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and/or whose research focuses on under-represented and underserved populations in genetics and genomics are especially encouraged to apply. Applications from investigators working at the interface of human genetics, genomic medicine, population genomics, data science and machine learning will be considered favorably.

The successful applicant will be appointed in the department within the Yale School of Medicine that is most relevant to their research focus. It is expected that the successful applicants will actively contribute to our core values of diversity, innovation and excellence in human genetics and genomic health, and that their previous and proposed research focus and practices will reflect this. The rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience and the position will come with a competitive start up package. Faculty in the Yale Center for Genomic Health have full access to the vast range of services and facilities provided by the Yale School of Medicine and enjoy the full range of benefits as a Yale faculty member. 

Application instructions: Applicants interested in this position must apply via the following link: apply.interfolio.com/79050 by November 15th, 2020, though late applications may be considered under special circumstances. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Applications should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of previous research (1 page), a concise statement of research plans (up to 2 pages), reprints of 2 publications, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants will also be required to answer a set of questions in Interfolio pertaining to diversity and inclusion. Specific inquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of Dr. Ira Hall, Director of the Yale Center for Genomic Health at ira.hall@yale.edu. 

Interviews will take place as part of a multidisciplinary symposium including candidates for different searches. Please reserve the dates of Jan 20-21, 2021, January 27-28, 2021 and February 2-3, 2021(snow date) as potential dates for the symposium in case you are selected for an interview.

About us: The Yale Center for Genomic Health is a center of excellence in human genetics, genome sciences, and precision medicine. Our overall mission is to tackle the most pressing challenge in the field: how to translate increasingly powerful genomic technologies and increasingly vast genomic data resources into meaningful improvements in healthcare, in a manner that equally benefits people of all ancestry groups and ethnicities. Our scope includes research into the causal relationship between human genome variation and function in health and disease, cutting-edge developments in computational genomics, biostatistics and data science, and implementation of genomics into healthcare. The newly-formed Center is directed by Prof. Ira Hall together with Prof. Michael Murray as Clinical Director.

The Yale Center for Genomic Health believes that outstanding science is driven by diversity. We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected, and who better represent the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, and ethnicity. Diversity is our commitment and our passion; we invite you to be part of it. Please refer to the official Yale School of Medicine statement here: https://medicine.yale.edu/education/admissions/equal/

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, otected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.