Bioinformatician Open Rank Faculty

University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States Alabama Birmingham


Bioinformatician Open Rank Faculty

The Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Stem Cell Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in genomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The focus is on analysis of molecular profiling data, which may include single cell and spatial genomics, gene regulatory networks, epigenetic regulation, analysis of genomic approaches to study gene regulation, and genetic susceptibility and mutational analyses. The successful candidate is expected to lead the bioinformatics component of multidisciplinary teams and to collaborate with colleagues to obtain meaningful information from multi-omics datasets to address questions relevant to both basic science and clinical translation. Applicants must have a PhD in bioinformatics or a closely related field and demonstrated collaborative research success; a publication record in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals; and flexibility, creativity and excellent communication skills.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings.

UAB Medicine is the third largest public academic medical center in the country, with more than 1,900 beds and almost 18,000 employees. UAB Hospital is the centerpiece of the UAB Health System and is the teaching hospital for the UAB School of Medicine. Situated among major research centers and clinics, UAB Hospital provides patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services, as well as the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. In addition to UAB Hospital, UAB Medicine includes The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, as well as several primary and specialty care clinics, a dozen member and affiliate hospitals within Alabama, more than 10 cancer associates in the Southeast, and the Viva Health HMO.

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Required Qualifications

• PhD in bioinformatics or a closely related field
• Experience in analysis of molecular profiling data
• Demonstrated collaborative research success

Preferred Qualifications

• Publication record in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals
• Experience in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams
• Advanced analysis of multi-omics datasets including single cell genomics, gene regulatory networks, epigenetic regulation, genetic susceptibility and mutational analyses

Interested candidates should apply at:

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Start date

December 27, 2022

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