Assistant Professor - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Canada, North America
Jul 08, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Department of Biology, invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2015.

We are searching for an outstanding computational biologist with demonstrated excellence in developing, integrating, or applying cutting-edge methods for analyzing large -omics datasets (e.g., genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, metabolomes) to study relevant biological questions.  The successful candidate is expected to have expertise with high-throughput next-generation approaches and one or more of the following methods: whole genome and transcriptome analyses, protein annotation and modeling, transcriptome regulation, microRNA and DNA methylation, gene network analyses, coalescent and evolutionary modeling.  Candidates who are able to integrate their research across multiple levels of complexity (e.g., molecular, cellular, organismal) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The UTM and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers.  We seek applications from individuals whose research program would complement existing departmental research strengths, which include physiology, neuroscience, genetics, behaviour, and evolutionary biology.  Our research spans scales from molecules to landscapes.  Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM (e.g., Chemical and Physical Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Psychology), as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.  Research taking advantage of the University of Toronto's state-of-the-art facilities such as the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function (CAGEF; and Compute Canada ( is particularly encouraged.


Requisition Title:Assistant Professor - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics - 1401331

Applicants must have a Ph.D in Biology or related fields (eg Computational Biology, Bioinformatics etc), post-doctoral experience, an outstanding academic record, demonstrated research excellence, ability to recruit and supervise graduate students, and excellence in teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching program of the department.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointee will be located in the Department of Biology University of Toronto Mississauga, and will also be a member of the tri-campus graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology and/or the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, and three representative publications.  Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:


1) Letter, CV and research and teaching statements

2) Publications


Applicants should arrange for three signed letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate's research and teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Sasa Stefanovic, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6, Canada, or by email to:


If you have any questions about this position please contact Prof. Sasa Stefanovic at

Closing date for submissions is October 3, 2014.


For more information on the Department of Biology please visit our webpage at  Information on potential graduate units can be found at: and


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field:Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Mississauga
Department:UTM: Biology
Job Posting:Jul 7, 2014
Job Closing:Oct 3, 2014