Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Bioinformatics

Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Bioinformatics

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience

Work Schedule:

Academic position - schedule varies.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program

About the Department:

NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues in the cluster and Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC). Our location in the Research Triangle also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government agencies.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-
strong efforts.

We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at .

Essential Job Duties:

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks to recruit an outstanding faculty member to broaden its interdisciplinary faculty cluster in Bioinformatics. This cluster is a fully integrated part of the Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC). Founded in 1999 to develop tools and perform complex analyses in quantitative genetics, the BRC has grown to include strengths in evolutionary biology, precision health/agriculture, and multi-omics investigations.

We seek a faculty investigator for a tenured/tenure-track position to expand upon and complement NC State’s existing strengths in quantitative and computational methods in biology. Applicants from all relevant research areas will be considered. However, priority will be given to investigators working on genome- environment interactions and/or computational chemistry with a life sciences focus. We are particularly interested in applicants who can bridge experiment and theory, and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address biomedical or agricultural challenges. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is highly desired. The new hire will help propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to develop and define new principles in genome-environment interactions.

We anticipate filling this position at Assistant Professor rank, but will consider applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The home department is anticipated to be in one of the five participating colleges (Agriculture & Life Sciences, Engineering, Natural Resources, Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine) and will be determined based on credentials and research fit.

The hire will be expected to provide leadership in quantitative and/or computational biology across NCSU, teach existing courses as appropriate, and develop specialized coursework in their area of expertise.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field, including but not limited to Bioinformatics, Genomic Sciences, Quantitative Genetics, or Chemistry.

Other Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

Post-doctoral training or industry experience is preferred.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete an applicant profile and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a 2-3 page research plane (upload as other document 1).

Transcripts and reference letters may be requested of finalists.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

029602 - Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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