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The Department of Molecular and Company Biology at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate ProfessorlevelinGenetics and Genomics, beginning in August 2020. We invite applicants who are studying fundamental aspects of genome biology. Areas of study include but are not limited to: chromosome structure and dynamics, 3D organization of the genome, transcriptional control, epigenetics, population genomics, genome stability, genome evolution, and comparative genomics. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program, be an interactive and collaborative member of our interdisciplinary department, teach classes in genetics and genomics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to an inclusive culture both on campus and in the laboratory. To be considered at the Associate level, candidates are expected to have a productive, extramurally funded research program, and demonstrated experience in undergraduate and graduate education and training.
The Department of Molecular and Company Biology currently has 40 faculty and 102 doctoral students and postdocs across four areas of research in Genetics and Genomics, Structural Biology and Biochemistry, Company and Developmental Biology, and Microbiology and strongly encourages collaborations between these areas. Information on the research strengths in the Department can be found at Company website and Company website. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to form collaborations with a growing community of researchers within and beyond MCB that are engaged in genetics and genomics research at the University of Connecticut.
As one of the nation’s premier public research universities, the University of Connecticut (UConn) offers world class core facilities, including several centers established in support of genomics research such as the Center for Genome Innovation (Company website) and the Computational Biology Core (Company website/), which also provide free access to high performance computing and data storage. Additional facilities and resources available at the University can be found at our Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment website: Company website.
UConn has invested in Genomics research by establishing the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG), Company website merge the interdisciplinary research strengths of 11 schools and colleges at the University and the nearby Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (Company website-us/locations/farmington). The University leverages significant investments from the state including the $865M Bioscience CT initiative, $172M Tech Park program, the $200M Bioscience Innovation Fund and $1.7B Next Generation CT. UConn’s faculty and staff serve as the critical link in expanding and nurturing our vibrant, multicultural University community, and more than 100 research centers and institutes support the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions.
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