Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine

Organization
University of Chicago
Job Location
Chicago, IL
Job Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine, invites applications at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar whose research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods to the analysis of human genetic data on complex diseases. Areas of interest include analysis of large sequencing datasets, GWAS studies, RNA-sequencing and large-scale prediction and integration of multiple genomics data types. The department has broad research interests and existing strengths in the genetics of quantitative traits and common diseases, statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics and genomics. This position requires an individual with high-level expertise to be involved in all aspects of the design, development, implementation, and analysis of research projects focused on characterizing the genetic component to common diseases and human complex traits, and a rigorous program of independent research, multidisciplinary collaboration, and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for external support for research, to participate in teaching and join appropriate graduate programs, and to participate in collaborative research opportunities.

Requirements

Applicants are required to possess a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Genetics, Bioinformatics or a related field, or an MD with equivalent research experience, and appropriate postdoctoral training. Strong background in human genetics and human genetic analysis is desired. The search committee will consider publication record, research interests, record of funded research, and a commitment to research, teaching and service.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a statement that outlines research and teaching interests, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references online at academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54138. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.  The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.   Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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