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Assistant or Associate Professor (10 month), Genome to Phenome Biology
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor (10 month), Genome to Phenome Biology
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - General
    Biology - General
    Sciences - General

Position Summary
Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Genome-to-Phenome Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York at Buffalo ( invites applications for two 10-month tenure-track assistant or associate professor-level positions (rank negotiable based on experience) from individuals who study the complex relationships between genotype and phenotype, and are committed to establishing robust, extramurally-funded research programs. Specifically, this hiring initiative focuses on understanding the relationships linking genome to phenome at all levels of life. In this round of recruitment, the Department seeks to hire: (1) an assistant or associate professor in the area of gene regulation at several different levels, including the epigenetic, and (2) an assistant or associate professor studying how cells or organisms alter their genomes (i.e., post-genomic biology) to adapt to their environments.

The University at Buffalo (UB) has a tradition of research excellence in biology. UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. The Department of Biological Sciences is the major focal point for interdisciplinary research and education in life sciences at the University at Buffalo. The Department Biological Sciences’ strengths include the biochemistry of gene expression, molecular evolution and genomics, and sensory transduction and development. In addition to the advertised positions, an active, ongoing search for a neurogeneticist will bolster and extend departmental strengths (refer to: Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions among UB, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences are available. The positions will provide a 10-month, state-supported salary plus a competitive startup package.

With backing from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department aims to achieve disciplinary excellence in addressing "the large genome" challenge of understanding the genetic control of phenotype. The successful candidate is expected to: (1) develop a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program; 2) participate in research laboratory training of baccalaureate, masters and doctoral students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree in an appropriate field, relevant postdoctoral experience, documented evidence of high-quality research productivity, and a solid commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

To apply, submit electronic versions of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and future plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy to UBJobs at:

Please include the names of three colleagues who could be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 10, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please consult our website: for information about UB, our department and our community.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral research experience; history of peer-reviewed publications and successful funding

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018. All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

Additional Information
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Is a background check required for this posting? No
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Contact Information
Contact’s Name Christopher Loretz
Contact’s Title Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-645-4985

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