Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Computational Genomics) (Tenure-Track)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Computational Genomics) (Tenure-Track)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56379

Department of Biological Science | Florida State University College of Arts & Sciences


The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor level in the broadly defined area of Computational Genomics. Candidates are expected to join the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate faculty area in Biological Science. Successful candidates are expected to establish a productive and extramurally funded research program, such as major NIH or NSF grant funding, and contribute to undergraduate teaching in genetics, molecular biology, or bioinformatics, and graduate education by supervising Biology PhD students.


A doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate is required along with a demonstrated record of achievement in research. We are seeking candidates who develop and apply innovative computational genomics approaches to drive biological discoveries at the cellular or molecular level. Applicants using multi-omics, big data analytics, dry or wet lab research, systems biology, or AI are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral training in the field of specialization is preferred.
Other Information

The Department of Biological Science is an academically diverse and highly interactive group with more than 40 tenure-track faculty members with expertise in genetics, epigenetics, genomics, chromosome biology, development, neuroscience, ecology, evolution, conservation biology, structural biology, and virology. The Department has a strong track record of supporting faculty success through engaged, formal mentoring, collegiality, and fostering collaborations within and across departments.

Researchers have access to excellent and fully staffed departmental and university core facilities supporting genomics, high-performance computing, molecular cloning and NGS library services, high-throughput sequencing, cryo-EM, confocal and light sheet microscopy, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, and the National High Magnetic Field laboratory. The department also maintains BSL2 labs, greenhouses, field sites, and vivaria.

Contact Info

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Hank W. Bass at .

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-page research statement summarizing your significant research accomplishments and future research plans, 1-2 page teaching and mentoring statement, and 1-2 page service statement.

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This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Review of applications, complete with letters of reference, will begin on November 15, 2023, and applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

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