Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Biological Data Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD

Rachel Howell
October 1, 2014

The Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biological data science specializing in computational neuroscience, metabolomics, metagenomics, data visualization or evolutionary genomics. The successful applicant will set up a computational laboratory and interact with faculty whose interests span the range from genomics and molecular genetics to evolution and behavior. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, post-doctoral experience in big-data computational or theoretical biology and a strong publication record, and are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise doctoral-level graduate students, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, research plan, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy and three letters of reference.  Application materials and letters of reference should be submitted to by November 15, 2014.

UMBC is a medium-sized research university in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, whose combined excellence in research and outstanding educational programs have earned recognition by US News and World Report as the "#1 Up-and-Coming National University” for five years running. For information about the Department of Biological Sciences and its graduate programs, visit

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC values gender, ethnic, and racial diversity; women, members of ethnic minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.