Assistant Professor - Bioinformatics

Syracuse, NY

Assistant Professor – Bioinformatics


The Department of Biology at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates should have demonstrated bioinformatics research experience, potentially including both computational and experimental skills, and will be expected to work collaboratively with other faculty in the Department of Biology, whose strengths include genetics, genomics and epigenetics.  Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in the application of standard bioinformatics techniques, and should be interested in developing new methods through the application of statistical and algorithmic approaches, 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.


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 in 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.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three references to send letters to, by November 15th, 2019.  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. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


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