University of South Florida — Research Assistant Professor and Bioinformatics Computational Core Services Director, USF Genomics Program

The University of South Florida Genomics Program is seeking to hire a non-tenure earning Assistant Professor to conduct research, teach, and serve as the Bioinformatics Computational Core Services Director.

The USF Genomics Program is a consortium of active genomics research programs from different colleges and campuses at USF. The USF Genomics Program projects integrate modern genomic approaches to understand and help develop solutions for some of the major challenges affecting global health and especially the Florida community. USF Genomics research projects are naturally interdisciplinary with studies that cross many boundaries of traditional scientific fields, integrating bioscience approaches in experimental and environmental research with computation biology. The USF Genomics Program is administratively housed in the USF College of Public Health and is physically located in the USF Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) on the USF Tampa campus.  The IDRB is a state-of-the art research facility which houses programs from Public Health, Medicine, Chemistry, and Engineering.   

The major role of the Bioinformatics Computational Core Services Director will be to manage computational support services for the USF Genomics Program sequencing core projects. In addition, as a member of the faculty in the College of Public Health, the incumbent will be expected to cover a minimum of 25% of annual salary through consulting services or committed time on individual research grants. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to teach and mentor students and career professionals, staff, and faculty in computational methods applied to genomics research. The incumbent will be located in the IDRB along with the USF Genomics Program Director and many of its researchers. 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in the U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at usf.edu.

USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs and USF Health’s multispecialty physicians group. For more information, visit    health.usf.edu. 

The USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in the State of Florida and is ranked as the highest public health degree program in Florida and number 20 nationally by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report. The College of Public Health consists of 241 faculty from multiple disciplines with regular, adjunct and collaborative appointments serving the educational needs of more than 4,600 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The College is a recognized leader in online education, social marketing, community health, maternal and child health and global infectious disease research. The College offers multiple concentrations that lead to BSHS, BSPH, MHA, MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees, as well as several dual degrees, graduate certificates and online programs.  Learn more at publichealth.usf.edu.

See directions below to access the USF Careers posting for position minimum and preferred qualifications. 

Closing Date: Positions will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin February 11, 2022.

Salary & Benefits:  Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits. 

To apply:  Candidates must apply for each position separately in order to be considered for that position.  Please visit www.usf.edu and access “Work at USF” and then click on Access Careers@USF and search for Job Opening ID 29494. Documents to be uploaded with each application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a CV and a list of three references. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance. 

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974-6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need. 

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