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Wednesday, December 10


The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University is recruiting a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Mammalian Functional Genomics. We seek a dynamic, motivated scientist to lead an innovative research program that uses genomic approaches to address core questions of biological function in mammals.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to integrate approaches that may include but are not limited to comparative genomics, systems modeling, GWAS, or other complementary analyses to study the biology of the genome within the context of the whole organism.  We welcome applicants who will study how genomic variation (including structural, gene expression and epigenetic changes) affects phenotypic outcome among individuals within a population. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise an independent research program that will attract extramural funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of Genomics and/or Bioinformatics, and contribute to our curriculum in organismal biology.  A PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related field is required.

The successful candidate will also hold a joint appointment (3-month) as Curator of the Genetic Resources Collection (GRC) in the Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL), Museum of Texas Tech University and will be expected to have prior curatorial experience in the care and management of museum collections.  Ultimately, the hire will be expected to perform standard curatorial duties, participate in growing and enhancing the collection by directing field research, pursue funding opportunities to support the collections, and develop a research program that utilizes the GRC. 

Application materials should consist of a 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) three representative publications, 3) statements of research interests teaching interests, and curatorial experience including evidence of contribution to or involvement in advancing genetic resource collections, and 4) three letters of recommendation.  To apply, please go to: http://www.texastech.edu/careers and search position 2465BR.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Application review will begin on January 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be addressed to David Ray (david.a.ray@ttu.edu).  For further information on the department and graduate and undergraduate programs, see http://www.biol.ttu.edu.  For further information on the NSRL, see http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/.  For further information on the Museum of Texas Tech University, see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.