University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

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Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computational Systems Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/03/15, listed until 2019/04/12)
Position Description:    

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computational Modeling of Microbiome Interactions

The Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered for a tenured appointment at the rank of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR. We seek candidates who are involved in studies focused on the development and use of computational modeling tools (dynamical system models and machine learning approaches) to decouple microbial and host microbiome interaction in order to identify bacterial combinations and functions that maximize induction of anti-inflammatory phenotypes. This expertise should also be complemented with interest and research activity in the genetic engineering of probiotics. Candidates will be expected to have in place, and to maintain, an innovative, externally funded research program addressing these objectives.

We offer competitive startup and ongoing support, highly competitive salaries, faculty mentoring, a centralized graduate program, and an exceptionally collaborative culture with abundant opportunities for basic and translational research. MaPS is located in the state-of-the-art Albert Sherman Center and faculty research endeavors are supported with a wide array of departmental shared equipment and services as well as institutional core facilities ( and BSL-3 and ABSL-3 suites.

UMMS is part of the unique, world-leading greater Boston biomedical research, clinical, and biotech community. Institutionally, traditional departments are complemented with interdepartmental centers and programs ( The successful candidate will also be a member of the UMMS Center for Microbiome Research.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain open until filled.

UMass Medical School values diversity, equity and inclusion. This is exemplified by our definition of diversity (, by recognizing the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors, and by embracing open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

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Further Info:
Albert Sherman Center
368 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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