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Research Assistant Professor - Mathematical and Computational Epidemiology

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University of Virginia
Location
TOWN CENTER FOUR
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The Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing (NSSAC) division of the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative (BII) at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for Research Assistant Professors in fields related to mathematical and computational epidemiology. BII performs world-class informatics research in life sciences, social sciences, and human health by integrating theory, modeling and simulation with computational and experimental science in a transdisciplinary, team science research environment.


NSSAC is pursuing an advanced research and development program for interaction-based modeling, simulation and associated analysis, experimental design, and decision support tools for understanding large biological, information, social, and technological (BIST) systems. Extremely detailed, multi-scale computer simulations allow formal and experimental investigation of these systems. The need for such simulations is derived from questions posed by scientists, policymakers, and planners involved with very large complex systems. Our team is comprised of a diverse group of researchers from various domains including computer science, cognitive science, mathematics, biology, health science, electrical engineering, and economics. For additional information about NSSAC, visit: https://biocomplexity.virginia.edu/nssac


The position will be offered at the rank of assistant research professor and will be located in BII's location in Charlottesville, VA. Position reports to Madhav Marathe, Director of NSSAC and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with and provides expertise to team science members including students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and sponsors;
• Mentors undergraduate, graduate student, and postdoctoral research associates in NSSAC;
• Leads and collaborates in publication of scientific results in peer reviewed journals, professional conferences and other forums;
• Engages in collaborative work with peers both within the group and outside with the aim to achieve division objectives;
• Routinely communicates research progress with supervisor, peers and other appropriate staff;
• Identifies research opportunities; leads and participates in grant writing activities;
• Participates fully in the intellectual life of the division and institute, and in the building of the division's reputation in research and academics.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Ph.D. in computer science, biomedical engineering, mathematics, systems engineering or a closely related field;
• Record of scholarly productivity, a demonstrated interest in creative and novel research endeavors, and ability to contribute significantly to highly functioning teams focused on complex real world challenges requiring a multi-disciplinary approach;
• Demonstrated record of scholarship in top-tier journals and an understanding of the external funding roles of Principal Investigator or a senior collaborator;
• Experience in developing peer-reviewable publications and evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
• Explicit commitment to, and accomplishments in, teaching, research, and/or service notable to seniority;
• Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
• Ability to excel in a highly collaborative team science environment;
• Strong work ethic and ability to work individually as well as within high-performing and diverse team structures.


Preference will be given to candidates that are collaborative in nature across disciplines and would complement or expand the division’s current strengths. Applicants with a respect for diversity and a passion for making a positive impact on the world in a collaborative environment are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, complete an application online through Workday and attach the following:
• Current Resume
• Cover Letter
• Contact Information for 3 references
• Three to four representative publications or similar research output products, e.g. software systems, data products etc.


***Please note that you MUST upload multiple documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

*** Process for External Applicants:

Please apply through Workday, and search for 'R0033261'. Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0033261.’


The position will remain open until filled.


For questions regarding the position, please contact Madhav Marathe, Search Committee Chair, at marathe@virginia.edu.


For questions about the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter, at das6zb@virginia.edu.


This is a restricted position based upon the continued availability of funding.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).


The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque and vibrant small city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. More information about town, the school, faculty benefits and other topics can be found at http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Ph.D. or terminal degree. ABD may be accepted.
Experience: None
Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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