Pediatrics Asst Prof (Genome Information Sciences) 10-386

Mar 07, 2012
Asst Prof (Genome Information Sciences) 10-386
Faculty, Research
Position Type

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with research expertise in computational biology and bio-informatics. The ideal candidate will employ advanced systems biology or computational biology methods to study pediatric diseases to identify new biomarkers, promote targeted therapy, and develop personalized diagnostics as part of the broader goals of the Division of Genome Information Sciences. The candidate will be expected to take advantage of existing rich data sources including next-generation DNA sequencing, proteomics, electronic medical records, or to generate data resources collaboratively with outstanding local enterprises including CalIT2, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD School of Engineering, Rady Children's Hospital, Scripps Institute, J. Craig Venter Institute, and Salk Institute.

Candidates must have an MD, a PhD or MD/PhD, postdoctoral experience and a track record of research excellence. The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program and participate in graduate student training. In addition to having demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, the preferred candidate will have experience or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We anticipate that this position will be filled by an individual at the beginning of a faculty career at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine, comprised of 21 Divisions with over 200 faculty members, 58 residents, 3 chief residents, 59 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) and more than 275 staff employees. All services are housed at the Rady Children’s Hospital, the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, and the main UCSD campus in La Jolla. The GIS division is equipped with next-generation sequencing technology and state-of-the-art computational resources. It directly benefits from the highly intergrated genomic and bioinformatics environment at UCSD, the rich San Diego biotechnology community and the enormous market share of patient referrals to Rady Children’s Hospital.

Salary will be commensurate with University of California policy.

Faculty applications received by March 30, 2012 or thereafter until position is filled, will receive full consideration.

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We will require a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including the list of publications and professional activities, a statement of teaching experience, and the names and email addresses of 3-5 references and a separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information).

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.