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Associate or Full Research Professor, Computational Science

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Position Information

Posting Number F051
Position Title Associate or Full Research Professor, Computational Science
Location Reno, NV
FTE 100
Position Summary

The Desert Research Institute in conjunction with the Renown Institute for Health Innovation announces a faculty position in mathematics or statistics. We are looking for a senior level research professor with expertise in large data set analysis, familial-based association studies and other aspects of population genetic analysis. The researcher should have an established record both in securing funding and publishing high quality peer-reviewed research in these areas. The applicant will need to have experience analyzing human genetic studies larger than 5,000 samples. The applicant will have deep expertise in a statistical language such as R or SAS as well as leadership skills such as the direction of institutional cores in population genetics or bioinformatics.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in computational biology, statistics, computational genetics or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Deep expertise in a statistical language such as R or SAS
  • Expertise in genome wide association studies
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in and coordinate collaborative research
  • Demonstrated success in acquiring competitive funding
  • Knowledge and experience managing and executing research grants and contracts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by a record of publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at professional meetings, and intellectual productivity appropriate for the candidate’s professional rank
  • Evidence of increasing professional recognition at the regional, national and/or international levels
Preferred Qualifications
Conditions of Employment / Physical Requirements
  • Employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a background check.
  • The individual who is offered and accepts this position must provide, within 30 working days of his/her start date, a copy of the transcript(s) of the highest degree he/she has acquired, as awarded by an accredited institute as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Salary Information

DRI salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for DRI’s benefits package and relocation assistance. See this link for a benefits overview:

Note to Applicants

Within 30 working days of his/her start date of the position, the individual who is offered and accepts this position must provide a copy of the transcript(s) up to the highest degree that he/she acquired as awarded by an accredited institute recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

EEO Statement

DRI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability (whether actual or perceived by others) or military status or obligation, and veteran status in employment, programs, and activities. It is further required that DRI take affirmative action in all employment matters to ensure that our policies and practices are non-discriminatory.

Posting Detail Information

Position Type Research Faculty
Open Date 08/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents