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open position 2 of 3 - Bioinformatics/Computational Biologist

Department of Biology
Colorado State University

POSITION: The Department of Biology at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) is recruiting a biologist advancing areas of bioinformatics or computational biology for a tenure track position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Relevant areas of interest include (but are not limited to) epigenomics, evolutionary genomics, metagenomics, molecular or physiological imaging, systems biology, or synthetic biology. This is one of three positions in a cluster hire in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology launched in the College of Natural Sciences. As part of this effort, the Department of Computer Sciences and the Department of Statistics are also conducting independent faculty searches.  Information about those positions can be found at:

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biology at Colorado State University (CSU) is one of eight departments in the College of Natural Sciences. The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as excellence in research supported by more than $30 million dollars in active grants. The Department is home to about 1,450 undergraduate majors, 80 graduate students, 25 postdoctoral fellows, and 29 regular faculty members. Research interests range from molecules to ecosystems. For more information about the Department, please visit:

RESPONSIBILITIES: This tenure-track position involves research (45 percent), undergraduate and graduate teaching (45 percent), and service/outreach (10 percent). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded and innovative research program. The position involves training PhD- and MS-level graduate students, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise and in the department's core curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of their application and a research program in bioinformatics or computational biology with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Postdoctoral experience and evidence of successful grant writing are preferred.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: This is a nine-month, full-time position. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with education and experience at the rank of Assistant Professor.

DATES AND RECORDS: The bioinformatics / computational biology position will be available as early as August 15, 2013. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 3, 2012.

To apply, combine the following four documents into one pdf file: a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (C.V.), and separate statements of research and teaching interests. Submit this pdf file via: Also upload pdf files of up to three representative publications and/or in-press manuscripts. Three letters of reference must be provided.  Applicants should provide names and contact information online for three references as soon as possible to allow references time to submit letters by the full consideration deadline indicated above. References will receive instructions by e-mail for submitting letters online.

Application materials, including letters of reference, of finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Biology.

Inquiries concerning the position should be addressed to:
Deborah M. Garrity, Associate Professor & Bioinformatics /Computational Biology
                Search Chair

E-mail: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>

Inquiries concerning the application should be addressed to:
                Debra DeVilbiss, Office Manager & Bioinformatics /Computational Biology Search Staff
                E-mail: [hidden email]

INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE PROGRAMS AT CSU: CSU provides a highly dynamic and interactive environment with opportunities to collaborate with faculty across the campus via several interdisciplinary graduate programs, including: the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Degree Program (, the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program (, the School of Biomedical Engineering Program (, the Program in Molecular Plant Biology (, and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (<>).

UNIVERSITY AND LOCAL ENVIRONMENT: Colorado State University has a total enrollment of more than 26,000 full-time students. The campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of 140,000 residents 60 miles north of Denver along the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains. Other major employers in the community are Hewlett-Packard, LSI Logic, Celestica, Agilent Technologies, Advanced Energy, Kodak, Anheuser-Busch, and Poudre Valley Hospital. There are also several state and federal research agencies in Fort Collins that contribute to the intellectual environment of the university. The University of Colorado in Boulder, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie are all within a one-hour drive. In addition to the many and varied cultural activities sponsored by the university, the community offers a center for performing arts, a symphony orchestra, repertory theater, choral society, and dance company. Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest are within 30 miles of Fort Collins. Fort Collins has an excellent school system, and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 best places to live [].

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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