Assistant Professor - Human Genetics

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Assistant Professor - Human Genetics

Clemson, SC & Greenwood, SC
Open Date:
Sep 25, 2018

Clemson University invites applications for five tenure-track Assistant Professor positions at the new Center for Human Genetics, with an expected start date of August 2019.

The positions are broadly defined and will include individuals who use statistical, computational, bioinformatic, genetic, genomic and comparative evolutionary approaches to explore the genetic and environmental basis of human health and disease, and promote precision medicine. Areas of research may include – but are not limited to – genomic prediction, the role of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in human genetics and methods to detect such interactions, de novo regulatory network construction, integration of data across many levels of biological organization, explicitly modeling variants of unknown significance from clinical sequencing in model systems, including cell lines, and expanding human genomic studies to include whole genome sequencing and discovery of regulatory variants affecting health and disease.

The Center for Human Genetics is housed in Self Regional Hall, a new 17,000-square-foot building located in Greenwood, South Carolina on the campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center. The Center for Human Genetics is ideally configured for collaborative research with excellent bioinformatics facilities and state-of-the-art molecular laboratories. The Center for Human Genetics and the Greenwood Genetic Center are well-equipped for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research, including a NovaSeq 6000 sequencer.

Successful applicants will be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes the research, diagnostic and clinical geneticists at the Greenwood Genetic Center, the genetics, genomics, statistics and bioinformatics faculty at Clemson University, the USC School of Medicine in Greenville and the Greenville Health System. The home department will be determined by the fit of the applicant’s research interests with the mission of one of the departments in the College of Science (, including the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (, the Department of Mathematical Sciences ( and the Department of Biological Sciences (

Clemson University is South Carolina’s public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, the University has excellent research resources including the globally ranked Palmetto Cluster high performance computing cluster; Sciences Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility; state-of-the-art light microscopy, electron microscopy, animal, or fish facilities; a multi-user analytical laboratory and metabolomics core; and the Campbell Museum of Natural History.

The University and Center for Human Genetics are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.


Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded and nationally recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) statement of research interests including future plans; (4) statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and (6) up to three reprints in one PDF. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Trudy Mackay ([email protected]).

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 5, 2018. Review will continue until the positions are filled.




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 9/13/2019
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