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  • Assistant Professor

    Kansas State University

    The Division of Biology (DOB) at Kansas State University invites applications for a faculty position in Metagenomics and Bioinformatics, starting in fall 2019, at the level of Assistant Professor, tenure track.

    The Successful Candidate Will:
    This position is specifically tied to a large cross-university NSF project targeted to studying microbiomes of natural and agricultural systems across the strong precipitation gradient in Kansas. We seek candidates with expertise that will complement the diverse microbial ecology programs within the DOB and are particularly interested in candidates addressing fundamental questions about the structure and function of microbiomes as well as the informatics challenges associated with such data. We broadly view microbiomes as the genome content of diverse communities including bacteria, archaea, fungi, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses, and are especially interested in candidates with experience in studying microbiomes in the context of natural environments. The successful candidate will have a strong record of collaboration across disciplines and experimental systems, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and instruction, and will contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the DOB.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    A Ph.D. in environmental genomics, metagenomics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience or equivalent, is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Strong record of collaboration across disciplines and experimental systems
    Demonstrated excellence in teaching and instruction.

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