Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor as part of a Cluster Hire at the Center for Human Genetics, with an expected start date of August 2023. Clemson University offers competitive salaries, benefits, and start-up funds.
The successful applicant will have an accomplished research record at the forefront of human genetics/genomics. Applicants whose research combines experimental laboratory work and computational approaches are especially desirable. Areas of special interest are the mechanisms by which variation in epigenetic modification, gene regulatory networks, chromatin conformation and nuclear architecture affect variation in human health and disease. However, all areas with the potential to significantly advance the field of human genetics will be considered.
The mission of the Center for Human Genetics (https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/) is to understand the principles and mechanisms by which genetic and environmental factors affect human health and disease. Laboratory facilities for the successful candidate will be in Self Regional Hall, a 17,000-square-foot building located in Greenwood, South Carolina on the Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus. The Center for Human Genetics provides a vibrant interactive research environment with state-of-the-art genomic and computational resources, and is ideally configured for collaborative research. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes the research, diagnostic and clinical geneticists at the Greenwood Genetic Center, the genetics, genomics, statistics and bioinformatics faculty at Clemson University, the USC School of Medicine in Greenville and the Prisma Health System. The home department will be determined by the fit of the applicant’s research interests with the mission of the Department of Biological Sciences (https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/biosci/) or the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/genbio/).
Clemson University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.
Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded and nationally recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 23, 2022. Review will continue until the position is filled.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment.
Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/113072: (1) cover letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) statement of research interests including future plans; (4) statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and (6) up to three reprints in one PDF. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Trudy Mackay (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Clemson University Center for Human Genetics
The Clemson University Center for Human Genetics is housed in Self Regional Hall, a state-of-the-art research and educational facility located in Greenwood, South Carolina. Research in the center focuses on genomic, computational and comparative genetic approaches to gain insights in genetic and environmental risk factors for human diseases.
The Center promotes a collaborative interdisciplinary environment that involves faculty in Self Regional Hall and affiliated Center members from the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, and the School for Mathematics and Statistics on the main Clemson University campus. The Center for Human Genetics actively engages regional, national and international partnerships and provides excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral research.
Center faculty interact closely with clinicians and research scientists at the adjacent Greenwood Genetic Center (www.ggc.org). Collaborative studies utilize the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, a classic model for large scale genetic studies; and the zebrafish, Danio rerio, a widely used model for developmental genetics, as well as studies on huma...n cell lines and patient samples. Faculty in the Center integrate high-throughput genome sequencing technologies and analyses of large data sets with advanced computational approaches to acquire broad-based insights in the composition and dynamics of genetic networks that are associated with variation in complex traits in human health and disease.
The center is directed by Dr. Trudy F. C. Mackay, Self Family Endowed Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry in the College of Science. Dr. Mackay is widely recognized as a leading authority on the genetics of complex traits.