Assistant Professor – Comparative and Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics

University of Florida
Job Location: 
University of Florida, USA
Job Description: 

Faculty Position in Comparative and Functional Genomics
This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position at the level of Assistant Professor by the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences of the University of Florida. The Laboratory features diverse faculty with broad interests in cell and developmental biology, evolution and neuroscience addressing fundamental questions with innovative genomic approaches and sequencing technologies ( We seek an individual with a strong computational background and research interests that complement and enhance our existing programs in molecular and experimental biology. Particular areas targeted for growth include: 1) Evolutionary and comparative genomics including assembly, annotation and analysis of genomes and transcriptomes; 2) System-based approaches to development, regeneration, neural function, and biodiversity; and 3) Biology of genomes/logics of gene regulation to control complex phenotypes. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program as well as participate in molecular biology/bioinformatics training programs and support collaborative science with colleagues at the Whitney and the main Gainesville campus. The University of Florida offers a competitive salary and start-up package. Salaries are negotiable and commensurate with experience.
The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support his/her program as well as education and outreach activities related to marine genomics science.


PhD and evidence of bioinformatics experience in the field of comparative genomics, NGS, genome assemblies and annotations.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Paul Linser, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080; Telephone: (904) 461-4036, Electronic Mail:
Application Information
 Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to: the Chair of Search Committee, by email to or Visit us on the web at ( Review of applications will begin August 25, 2013.

About Our Organization: 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity and equal access employer. The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application, nomination, and reference, except transcripts, be available for public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.