University of Virginia — Open Rank Professor of Public Health Sciences, Center for Public Health Genomics

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In a major new initiative in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, The Center for Public Health Genomics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia ( seeks two tenure-track faculty members (Asst. or Assoc. or Full Prof.). The Candidates should address contemporary problems in Human Diseases through computational research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, statistical genetics, genomics, systems genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, translational genomics, and precision medicine.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences, Genetics, Genomics, or a related field and must have demonstrated the capacity to develop and/or maintain a high-quality independent research program. Applicants with outstanding credentials from all fields will be considered. Support will include attractive start-up packages, computational laboratory space, and the opportunity to work in a highly interactive research environment. We seek to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds and faculty who value diversity.

The CPHG was established in January 2007 and is currently home to 15 resident faculty and over 50 affiliated faculty. The CPHG is an area of excellence in human genetics and genomics research at the University of Virginia. Our core mission is focused on advancing personalized medicine through the use of genetic and genomic discovery to inform the prediction, prevention, and treatment of disease. CPHG labs use cutting-edge computational and experimental approaches to investigate the basis of a wide-range of disease areas including, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Critical to the mission of the CPHG is training the next generation of genome scientists by providing state-of-the-art research, translational, and teaching experiences.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position and highlighting knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences
  • Statement of research interest (two pages or less)

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. ***

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For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

For additional information about the position please contact:  Charles Farber, CPHG Director, via email at

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

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