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Cancer Evolution Faculty

Assistant Professor

The Department of Biology at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the interface of genomics and somatic evolution in cancer. Successful candidates will join core faculty of the new Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM; We seek candidates who will closely complement our existing strengths in molecular evolution, population genetics, phylogenomics, phylomedicine, and computational biology.

We are interested in scientists who will integrate concepts, methods, and tools from evolutionary and population genomics to address significant questions in cancer biology. Successful candidates will have a primary focus on large-scale analytics and computational science, although experimental approaches will also be considered. Relevant foci for research include “omics” variation associated with cancer predisposition, tumor development, clonal dynamics, metastasis, and response to therapeutics.

Applicants should submit to a single pdf containing a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please include in the cover letter a link to a Google Scholar profile. Applicants should inform the search committee about the transformative and cross-disciplinary aspects of their work within their research and teaching statements. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, and is the sixth largest provider of graduate school education in the USA. Situated between New York City and Washington DC, Philadelphia is home to a large biotech industry and has many outstanding academic, research, and cultural institutions.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).