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Assistant Research Professor

Description The Laboratory of Dr. B. Franklin Pugh, Willaman Professor of Molecular Biology and Evan Pugh University Professor, is seeking an Assistant Research Professor to conduct team-oriented production-level research. The Pugh lab conducts state-of-the-art research in molecular biology and computational biology, with emphasis in eukaryotic gene regulation, transcription, epigenetics, epigenomics, tumor diagnostics, and high-throughput computer-aided analytic workflows. This long-term position has the following responsibilities: Day-to-day coordination of a team of research computer scientists that include postdocs, graduate students, technicians, and undergraduates; Providing intellectual leadership in experimental design, execution, and interpretation of results; Writing research grants and publications; Quality assurance of scientific rigor, consistency, and record keeping. This person will be responsible for consultation and quality assurance of the NGS data, troubleshooting and implementing new technologies and software, and will participate in collaborative interactions with researchers and vendors to provide consistent delivery of high quality, and timely, cost effective services. This position is expected to assist all aspects of the core bioinformatics services, as well as the scholarly activities including research and education. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate s experience and qualifications. Candidates must understand biochemistry, molecular biology, and genomic principles at an advanced teaching level, have an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent), at least three years of postdoctoral experience as a bioinformaticist or computational scientist, and a track record of publications in major journals covering molecular biology and genomics. Applications must be submitted electronically. A complete application includes the following: a cover letter explaining how your background is acutely suitable to this position; explanation of how this position fits with your short and long term career goals; and a curriculum vitae with references. This position has had long-term continuous support. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. 82652
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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