Faculty Positions – Eukaryotic Genetics and Genomics

Organization: 
University of Connecticut
Job Location: 
Storrs, CT
Job Description: 

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill two 9-month faculty positions: one at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, and one at open rank, in EUKARYOTIC GENETICS AND GENOMICS, starting August 23, 2013 (Search #2013194). We are interested in candidates who study aspects of eukaryotic genetics, genomics and/or genome biology. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: computational genomics, genetic regulatory networks, mitosis or meiosis, transcriptional control, epigenetics and chromatin structure, genome stability, genome evolution, or the genetics of complex traits. The Department has strengths in genomics, chromosome biology, computational biology, genome evolution and developmental genetics. Information on these and other research strengths in the Department and at the University of Connecticut can be found at http://mcb.uconn.edu and http://genetics.uconn.edu. The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor position will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and employ state-of-the-art or emerging techniques to address important biological questions. To be considered at an advanced level, candidates must also have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program.

Requirements: 

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Genetics, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: We encourage applicants who use innovative approaches that complement the existing strengths of the department. Successful candidates will be encouraged to form collaborations with a growing number of researchers that are engaged in genetic and genomic research at the University of Connecticut, and at the nearby Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (http://genetichealth.jax.org). Preferred qualifications include the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience and academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.

Contact Information: 

To Apply: Applications should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF document via Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu) containing a CV, cover letter and concise statements of research and teaching interests. The applicant must arrange to have three letters of reference sent via e-mail to MCB.Genomics.Search@uconn.edu as a PDF document on letterhead with signature. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2012. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.