Job Description Summary The Natural and Applied Sciences Department at Bentley University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the broadly defined field of bioinformatics/computational biology. We are particularity interested in applicants whose teaching and research experience centers within the human health domain with the understanding that potential synergies may also exist with our department's other core area of expertise of environmental sustainability. The business applications of these fields are of particular relevance to our institution.
We are looking for those with experience with the analysis and/or modeling of data sets associated with human health. This position requires a deep understanding of the open questions, analytical methodology and other inquiries associated with the study of genomics, proteomics, microbiomics, metabalomics and/or transcriptomics, with particular regard to the commercial applications of such research. Data mining and dynamic modeling would be core skills that would mesh well with the academic environment at Bentley and support the primary research interests of our department. Although the potential area of research is broadly defined, candidates with interests in any field of bioinformatics related to population genetics, medicine or public health will be considered. Experience in NGS sequencing analyses, a broad array of statistical methodology and/or epidemiology would be considered helpful.
Bentley University enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students pursuing degree programs that fuse business with the liberal arts and sciences. Our mission in the Natural & Applied Sciences at Bentley University is to prepare students for careers and for life by providing them with an awareness and understanding of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, an appreciation of how the application of scientific and technical innovation can transform our world, and the ability to make informed and responsible choices concerning the personal, business, social, and ethical issues arising from scientific discovery. For more information about the Natural & Applied Sciences Department, please visit: http://www.bentley.edu/academics/departments/natural-and-applied-sciences. See the university website (www.bentley.edu) for information about the school, its faculty, its students, and its programs.
Applicants must have a PhD in statistics/computer science/genetics/ biology from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of two (2) years' experience. She/He must be an outstanding teacher who can engage undergraduate students, most of whom are business majors, and perform innovative research in his/her fields of expertise. Teaching ability and experience should be demonstrable, with particular attention to the topics of general bioinformatics, health-related data analytics, biostatistics, genetics/epigenetics, genomics/proteomics and/or microbiomes. We will look favorably on candidates with a significant record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and those experienced and successful in the process of acquiring external funding for their work.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
All application materials should be submitted through Bentley's on-line employment site at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty. Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement and research plans statement. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process. We will begin reviewing applications received by November 1, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Teaching and post-doctoral research or industry experience is preferred. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
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About Bentley University
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.