Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology

  • University of Southern California, Biological Sciences Department
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


The Quantitative and Computational Biology (QCB) section in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of computational biology. The ideal candidate’s research program will take mathematical, computational, and/or statistical approaches to questions in biological or biomedical research. Priority will be given to applicants on the basis of the originality of their work and promise for establishing a strong independent research program.

The QCB section is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty, given a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and considering diversity across multiple dimensions. As such, members of groups historically underrepresented in computational biology and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, the search committee will value evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.

The successful candidate will join the QCB section, a group of 14 tenured/tenure-track and teaching core faculty members. The QCB section boasts a 35-year history of computational biology research and education, including a rigorous Ph.D. program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics with 60 students and an undergraduate major in Quantitative Biology with 60 students that represents the 21st century biology education at the interface with math and computer science. Members of the QCB section work closely with other faculty in in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Viterbi School of Engineering, and the Keck School of Medicine. More information on the QCB section can be found at http://dornsife.usc.edu/qcb/ . The QCB section is located on the University Park Campus in Los Angeles, California.


Application Details

The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021, and applicants must have received a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-quantitative-and-computational-biology/1209/17668361 .

Please submit, in a single PDF file, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a teaching statement, a statement of your approach and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the contact information of three references that will provide letters of recommendations. In addition to the three required references primarily focused on research and scientific impact, we welcome up to two additional references either focused on research or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please direct inquiries to Rokas Oginskis at oginskis@usc.edu.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


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