Call for Applications: Assistant Professor in Microbial Systems Biology

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Catherine Crawley

Nov 3, 2016, 3:43:53 PM11/3/16
The Department of Microbiology and the National Institute for
Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of
Tennessee, Knoxville invite applications for a tenure-track faculty
position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Microbial
Systems Biology, with a primary appointment in Microbiology. We seek
applicants whose research will center on modeling the metabolism,
regulation, evolution, and other emergent properties of microbial
systems on the intracellular, community, or ecosystem level. Such
research should integrate multiple types of experimental data, possibly
including biomolecular "omics" data, into a mathematical framework for
microbial systems. It is anticipated that candidates will have
experience and interests in the synthesis of experimental and
observational data through quantitative modeling and theory: a
competitive start-up for creating a mathematics or theory based research
group to collaborate with empiricists will be available. The successful
candidate will address questions that complement existing strengths in
the Microbiology department, and the cross-disciplinary approaches
supported by NIMBioS. There also exist opportunities to interact with
groups and facilities in the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

A PhD in a computational, statistical or mathematical sciences or a
biological field as well as relevant postdoctoral research experience
are required. The successful candidate is expected to establish an
innovative, externally-funded research program and contribute to the
departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The position will start as early as August 1, 2017, and the salary will
be competitive.

Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV with list of
publications, a 2-3 page outline of research interests, and a separate
1-2 page description of teaching interests. Please provide the contact
information for three individuals who are familiar with the applicant
and would be willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please email
the application as a single pdf file to
Letters should be addressed to Dr. Steven Wilhelm, Professor of
Microbiology, and informal inquiries may be sent to him at Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled.

For more information, visit

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/////Catherine Crawley, Ph.D. /
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