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Faculty Position in Bioinformatics (Academic Track)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351447
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking to hire an academic track or tenure track faculty member interested in the interface of bioinformatics, machine learning, and the medical sciences. As the acquisition of biomedical data has become increasingly scalable, the challenge is shifting from obtaining data to identifying relevant data and analyzing and interpreting it relative to the existing knowledge of research. Often data is collected across multiple modalities including various imaging and 'omics platforms, each with its own associated databases. In addition, digital pathology and spatial 'omics platforms are extending the computational needs beyond the realm of traditional 'omics analysis into complex image analysis. Our goal is to develop tools that leverage the multilayered nature of the data to establish relationships between modalities and direct experiments using advanced computational methodologies. The candidate will work closely with the (ARDL) within LMP, which is the central laboratory and biorepository for over 60 NIH funded multi-center observational studies and clinical trials and both generates and has access to large scale 'omics data on several thousand samples. The applicant will also work closely with the Divisions of Computational Pathology and Anatomic Pathology to advance digital pathology applications within LMP. Learn more about the department here:
Candidates must hold a PhD in Biophysics/Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative/Computational Biology or a related field. Strong background in statistics, experience implementing machine-learning algorithms, building analysis pipelines for 'omics data and demonstrated ability to extract datasets from publicly available sources. Academic rank and appointment type will be commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity. Successful candidates must have the ability to:

  • Obtain external funding to support innovative research.
  • Represent the Department and the University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally and across the world.
  • Assist in the recruitment of the best and brightest doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and molecular pathology fellows and mentor them throughout their years of study. Obtain external funding for their support while working on research projects under the faculty member's supervision.
  • Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research.

    Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
    • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
    • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
    • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
    • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • University HSA contributions
    • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
    • Employee wellbeing program
    • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
    • Financial counseling services
    • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
      How To Apply

      Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach -
      • CV
      • cover letter
      • brief statement of research interests
      • name and contact information for at least three referencesAdditional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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