Faculty Position in Computational Genetics

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Genetics
Job Location
Piscataway, NJ
Job Description

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks an outstanding scientist to complement the existing faculty in computational genetics, moving our program into exciting new areas and expanding our existing strengths. Tenure-track or tenured appointment will be made at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with a preference for a junior appointment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, population or evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, computational genomics, and analysis of complex genetic diseases. Experienced faculty with appropriate experience will be considered for a leadership role within our Computational Genetics Group. Department of Genetics faculty may also join the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey. Core resources and generous startup funds will be provided. Research space, including wet lab if needed, will be provided in the newly constructed Life Sciences Building.


The Department of Genetics is home to over 30 faculty members with diverse interests and numerous well-funded research programs, hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, and is part of a vibrant life sciences and computational community. Our computational group collaborates with other Department of Genetics faculty and Rutgers scientists within the Division of Life Sciences, the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, the Waksman Institute, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine @ Rutgers, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  A leading research university, Rutgers is a member of the AAU and the CIC and attracted over $517M in research grant and contract funding in FY2014. The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is located in suburban central New Jersey, close to New York City, Philadelphia, beaches, and countryside. For more information on the Department, our other ongoing searches, and Rutgers University see: http://genetics.rutgers.edu/faculty/faculty-recruitment


Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/30829 and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, [email protected].  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

About Our Organization

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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