Assistant Professor: Bioinformatics, Syracuse University


Department of Biology
Syracuse University

Date Posted: 02/25/2021
City: Syracuse
State: New York
Primary Category: Teaching
Type of Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Description & Details:

The Department of Biology at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level. This recruitment is part of the ambitious Invest Syracuse Big Data Initiative in the broad area of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Data Sciences and Analytics. Faculty hired into these positions will join a highly collaborative group of biologists and will contribute to a multidisciplinary research cluster that spans multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Falk College and Whitman School of Management. The Department of Biology also has strong research and educational ties to the adjacent Upstate Medical University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Candidates should have demonstrated bioinformatics and computational biology research experience that complements existing departmental strengths in Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Evolution and Animal Behavior; Neuroscience and Ecology and Plant Biology. Candidates must have expertise in the application of bioinformatics techniques and should be interested in the development of novel statistical and algorithmic approaches, potentially including Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Optimization Algorithms. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of his or her expertise. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area of biology and an outstanding record of research experience at the postdoctoral level.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement describing interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, and arrange for three reviewers to submit recommendation letters to, by March 15th, 2021.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided. Located between the Adirondack Mountain, Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario regions of upstate New York, the metropolitan area of Syracuse boasts myriad cultural and recreational opportunities and offers a wide array of urban, small town, and rural living.  Questions can be addressed to search chair Steve Dorus at

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.