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    Opportunity: Associate or Full Professor @ The University of Maryland, School of Medicine -- Baltimore, MD (US)
    Submitted by Nikki Bilenky; posted on Friday, February 02, 2018


    The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking to recruit senior well-funded translational research scientists and their teams to accelerate the school's biomedical and clinical research enterprise to answer important "big science" questions underlying human health and disease. Individuals with an academic track record in the areas of Computational Biology and Genomics. are strongly encouraged to apply. Positions are available at the level of Associate Professor or above, and preference will be given to applicants holding a doctoral degree with a superb record of scholarly activity, who are also highly collaborative, and have multiple currently active NIH awards as principal investigator.

    IGS ( currently has 22 highly collaborative faculty members with research interests in the areas of the human microbiome, host/pathogen interactions, infectious diseases, human genome sequencing, genetic variation, cancer genomics, genomics and systems biology of disease, and other broad areas of genomics and bioinformatics applied to improving human health. IGS has established significant infrastructure to support both research-based and clinical high-throughput sequencing, as well as high-complexity bioinformatic analyses, including an extensive computational grid available to all faculty with ~4 PB of storage and a >2000 core cluster.


    Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in computational biology, biostatistics, computer sciences, genomics, genetics, microbiology or a related field, with relevant postdoctoral experience and a strong record of academic achievement as determined by publications and grant funding. Senior investigators who are currently funded with two (2) or more NIH (R01, PPG or Center grants) or equivalent awards are targeted for this position. A key requirement of this position is that the applicant must have a track record of fostering interdisciplinary team science with other groups.


    IGS is located on the University of Maryland Founding Campus in Baltimore, MD (, which houses the University System's Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work and Law schools as well as the Graduate School. The University has vibrant communities with clinical, research and teaching activities in infectious diseases, genetics, genomics and personalized medicine that offer numerous opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary research.


    Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System:[...]ng=en

    Please submit an initial application that includes a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and full contact information for three references.

    In addition to applying online, interested candidates may also send application materials to: IGS-jobs[at]

    Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until June 1, 2018 or a suitable candidate is identified.


    The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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