Assistant Professor - Computational Biology and Microbiome Research ( Tenure Track )

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/11/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/11/17



  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in microbiology or a related discipline, and appropriate post-doctoral experience
  • Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position
  • Evidence of potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research
  • Demonstrated committment to working effectively and collegially with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching


  • Evidence of innovative approaches to explore roles of the microbiome in host physiology
  • Experience using computational and bioinformatic approaches to characterize microbiota
  • Track record of interacting creative and productive, collaboration with other scientists


About the Job

The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Medicine announces a tenure-track, Assistant Professor level position in computational biology and microbiome research. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in microbial ecology, computational biology, or host-microbiota interactions to join the Department of Surgery. 

Applicants will have an interest in developing a competitive, extramurally funded research program that integrates different approaches, including but not limited to, bioinformatics, ecology, evolution, modeling, and/or computational biology to study the effects of the host microbiota on disease states and patient outcomes related to surgery.  The applicant will pursue basic science research and develop a strong, focused research program that will complement or expand existing institutional strengths as well as work collaboratively to expand the clinical research efforts of other members in the department. Ultimately, the applicant will explore how microbiota composition, function, and interaction with the host affect and drive clinical outcomes to develop personalized medical interventions that improve patient care.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded research program focused on host microbiota and personalized patient care and collaborate with clinicians in a team-science-based approach to explore and expand on-going research interests in the department. In addition the candidate will advise undergradute, graduate and postdoctoral researchers and participate in professional service.  Faculty positions at the University of Minnesota also provide opportunities for collaboration between researchers in all disciplines, and involvement in several excellent graduate programs.


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