Assistant or Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/15/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education


Required Related Experience

Research areas of interest in bioinformatics

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position with strong background in bioinformatics, such as statistical, machine learning and AI methods for immuno-oncology, single cell, spatial, and multi-omics.

This new faculty member is expected to work collaboratively with basic science, clinical, and population-based investigators at the Markey Cancer Center, to pursue independent methodological research, and to participate in education activities.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics or a related field. In addition, strong methodologic and applied expertise, excellent collaboration and communication skills, and productivity in research is required. Experience in cancer-related research is preferred, though not required.

The Markey Cancer Center has a strong commitment to professional development and mentoring. Competitive salary commensurate with level of experience and a professional environment to ensure success in building a career are available.

The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health profession colleges, the cancer center is located within a vibrant and expanding basic, clinical, and population research community with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across its research programs (see https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research for more information).

Applications should include a curriculum vita, as well as a cover letter with a description of bioinformatics research interests, teaching philosophy, and a discussion of future research plans. Applicants should provide contact information for three professional references when prompted in the application.Applications should be submitted online via the University of Kentucky website and will be reviewed by a faculty search committee as applications arrive. Job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Competitive candidates will receive an invitation to visit the University of Kentucky for an interview.

Candidate questions may be directed to: Chi Wang, PhD, Assistant Director for Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility, Markey Cancer Center via email at chi.wang@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

strong methodologic and applied expertise in bioinformatics, excellent collaboration and communication skills, grant writing, demonstrated record of referred publications

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

PhD in biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics or a related field with research un bioinformatics

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

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 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.