Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Microbiome Studies
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 214257
The Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers University seeks outstanding candidates for new full-time, Tenure-Track or Tenured faculty positions with expertise in Microbiome science. We have two positions to fill in this Open Rank search. CABM, founded in 1985 has an outstanding track record in fundamental biomedical research and includes faculty within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and Rutgers–New Brunswick. These positions can have a tenure home in one of several basic science or clinical departments in the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. The candidates will play leading roles in the recently founded Rutgers University Microbiome Program (RUMP).
Our faculty members drive federally funded research programs in broad areas of biomedical science including protein structure and engineering, cancer, computational, developmental, evolutionary, molecular, neurobiological and neuropsychiatric, population, microbiological, reproductive, statistical, and epigenetic research, conducting studies in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast, bacteria and viruses. We seek individuals with research interests that will complement and/or expand our existing strengths, with special emphasis on work related to the human microbiome, and translational approaches.
The successful candidates will be provided with a competitive start-up package, access to high-performance computing clusters and other core resources, and modern wet- and/or dry-laboratory space at CABM and will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded research program, and participate in collaborative projects with other Departments and Institutes across the university.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Major duties and responsibilities include developing a robust research program to conduct a broad range of microbiome studies, including studies related to human health, development, and disease. Applicants with translational research interests relevant to metabolic or immunological disorders, cancer, or neurological, infectious, psychiatric, and substance abuse disorders are encouraged to apply. Research involving microbiome-derived drug discovery, related computational research for systems biology and/or network modeling; extensions into plant, animal and environmental systems also are of interest but are not the primary focus. The successful candidate will also be expected to support the educational goals and activities of Rutgers University through teaching and service, including participation in the teaching of professional, graduate, and undergraduate students, and mentorship of trainees. The successful candidate will gradually assume teaching responsibility commensurate with the teaching load of other tenure-track or tenured faculty in their department. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Research programs utilizing interdisciplinary and translational approaches that develop interactions with the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), and the clinical departments within RBHS are encouraged.
Required Documents to upload with your application:
(1) a letter of interest directed to the Faculty Search Committee (upload as Cover Letter) (2) a curriculum vitae (3) a one-page summary of important contributions to science (upload as Personal Statement) (4) a two-page description of future research plans (upload as Research Statement) (5) a statement of teaching philosophy (6) full contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. Timely submission of materials is required for full consideration.
Women and members of under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent graduate degree. Specialization in Microbiology, Immunology, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Experimental Pathology, or a related discipline, or a Clinical discipline, with at least 3 years postdoctoral research experience related to the microbiome or related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with a successful track record of obtaining external funding are preferred. Prior experience in obtaining external support for large-scale computation, and the development and maintenance of shared data analytic services is also desirable. In addition, this position requires excellent presentation skills, strong technical writing skills, and proficiency in using informatic platforms for data analysis. Ability to develop bioinformatic tools, and lead tool development projects, including computational pipelines, and build reference databases is a strong credential. For clinicians, Board certification or eligibility in their discipline is required. For all candidates, an outstanding publication record, consistent with the candidate's training and experience is required. Expertise and technical skills necessary to successfully conduct studies involving 16S rRNA sequencing, metagenomics, metabolomics, and studies of expression of individual genes including epigenetics, and whole genome-wide analytical tools, and strong operational knowledge of bioinformatic platforms used in the analysis of microbiome and metagenomic data, as well as the ability to develop new software for analysis and pipelines is desirable.
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