The Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies at Duke University, a new initiative launched collaboratively by the Pratt School of Engineering and School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at any rank in the area of genomic technology development and its application to the diagnosis, treatment, and/or fundamental understanding of human disease.
We will consider applicants who work in all areas of genomic technology. Potential technological research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genome engineering, functional genomics/epigenomics including high-throughput genetic screening and/or epigenomic profiling and annotation, methods to study genome structure, genome and nucleic acid imaging, cell reprogramming, precision medicine, and gene and cell therapies. We are also interested in the development and application of innovative computational methods to analyze data generated by these approaches. We particularly encourage applicants who are interested in the application of these technologies to basic and applied research in the areas of regenerative biology and medicine, cancer biology, pharmacology, immunology, neurobiology, and cell biology including cell fate specification and lineage tracing.
The Duke Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) was founded in 2019 to support and build upon Duke’s strengths in these areas of research as well as collaborations throughout the Schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine. The CAGT is housed in the vibrant research community of the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Sciences and supports research and educational programs of scientists and clinicians across campus. The CAGT will partner with departments appropriate to the research program of selected applicants for this position.
Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, genomics/genetics, cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience/neurobiology, computational biology, biostatistics, or a related discipline. We encourage applications from physician-scientists. Candidates are expected to have a record of significant research contributions, to be capable of obtaining competitive external research funding, and to actively participate in teaching. A tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure are available for exceptional applicants.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included), a research statement, a statement describing previous and planned teaching experiences and/or future goals in mentoring and in fostering diversity in science, a curriculum vitae, and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of five references. All applicants are strongly encouraged to create a publicly accessible Google Scholar profile. Applications must be submitted electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14702 ).
All applications will be considered until the position is filled but for best consideration, please submit applications by October 20, 2019.
Duke University is committed to creating a diverse workforce and offers numerous resources for faculty mentoring and career development. We are committed to creating an outstanding and inclusive training environment and seek candidates who would like to contribute to such an environment.
Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.