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Professor and Chair
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Jan. 3, 2023
Title Professor and Chair
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Computational and Systems Biology
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Biology - Computational
    Biology - General

Professor & Chair

Med-Computational and Systems Biology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22009899)

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Computational and Systems Biology. Founded in 2004 as one of the first US departments of computational biology, the Department conducts research spanning modeling of biological molecules and systems based on physical principles; analysis of genomic and other large, multidimensional data sets; development of computational models for signaling and metabolic pathways; fundamental questions involving evolution and development; and elucidation of macromolecule-small molecule interactions including drug candidate discovery. The Department includes both purely computational and computational-experimental research teams. In addition to driving independent research programs, investigators in the Department collaborate with scientists across the University of Pittsburgh and around the world on a wide range of fundamental and applied problems.

As an adjunct to its strong research program, the Department leads several diverse training programs, including a partnership with its Pittsburgh neighbor Carnegie Mellon University in a joint Ph.D. program in Computational Biology. Educational experience with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary training, mentoring, and advising all levels of trainees is essential for the incoming chair.  

The ideal Chair candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar and passionate educator who holds a Ph.D. in a field related to Computational Biology, broadly defined, and who will work collaboratively with the faculty, students, and staff of the Department and with the leadership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to advance computational and systems biology. We seek a highly collaborative, outstanding communicator who is committed to demonstrating the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion with qualifications commensurate with an appointment as a tenured full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest/cover letter to Home | Talent Center: Careers at Pitt | University of Pittsburgh using requisition #22009899. Applications received by February 15, 2023, will be given priority.

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  • Joanna Spontak
    University of Pittsburgh
    Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Heal
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • 412-648-2088


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