As integral components of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources invite applications to fill an Assistant Professorship of Bioinformatics-enabled Systems Biology within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in emerging research areas including computational biology for genomics, bioinformatics-enabled transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, regulatory network or metabolic flux analysis and modeling, biosystems design and synthesis, in-silico protein modeling and molecular dynamics, and related research areas that inform agricultural production systems. Candidates must demonstrate the capability to develop a high-impact, nationally recognized extramurally funded research program and excellence in teaching. As a member of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the candidate will have the opportunity to interact with existing faculty to establish, utilize, and integrate cutting-edge approaches for plant, insect, and animal-related research, instruction, engagement, and outreach. Candidates must be committed to teaching existing and developing new undergraduate and graduate courses in topic areas such as bioinformatics, computational biology, systems or synthetic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, functional genomics, protein structure function, and metabolic regulation and engineering. Candidates must be able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in research, and will be expected to work with a diverse team of colleagues. Those with a variety of work and conflict resolution skills suitable for people from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The University of Nevada, Reno is ranked in the Top Tier of the “best national universities” by U.S. News & World Report, with plans to add up to 250 tenure-track faculty positions between 2015 and 2020. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of over 20,000 including over 3,000 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, numerous hot springs, and within four hours from San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma wine country, and Yosemite National Park. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. For more information on the Reno/Tahoe area, please visit: http://www.unr.edu/about/reno-and-lake-tahoe.
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The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The candidate must hold an earned Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields. Preferred candidates will have completed at least two years of postdoctoral work or the equivalent.
The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno. The site for the university preparatory school in eastern Nevada (where no state institutions had previously been located) proved to be impractical, as nearly half of the state's residents lived in the Reno-Carson City area. In 1885, the legislature approved the move of the University from Elko to Reno.