Cluster Hire in Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology, North Carolina State University
As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks three outstanding faculty at any rank to expand the new interdisciplinary faculty cluster on Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology. Together with NC State’s existing strength in quantitative/computational sciences and engineering, this cluster will propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in developing biological systems.
Successful candidates will engage in transformative research which integrates expertise in biological, biophysical, computational, and/or mathematical methods to investigate dynamic events in human, animal or plant development on any level, from the nanoscale to the whole organism. The cluster seeks individuals with expertise in using state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies and/or computational modeling to address fundamental aspects of Developmental Biology such as:
- the mechanisms that regulate individual cell behavior, proliferation, differentiation, potency, and reprogramming,
- how material properties and dynamic physical / mechanical forces influence collective embryonic cell behavior and tissue shape,
- the formation, maintenance and appropriate scaling of the geometric configurations of cells and tissues that comprise organs and organisms, and
- the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of new biological forms and facilitate morphological plasticity in response to stress or environmental change.
Although we are interested in individuals who can bridge experiment and theory and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address biomedical or agricultural challenges, applicants whose expertise is mainly in the computational realm are also strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
Hiring may occur at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The home department is anticipated to be in one of the four participating colleges (Engineering, Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences) and will be determined based on credentials and research fit. Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in quantitative and/or computational biology across the university, teach in existing courses and develop specialized coursework in their area of expertise.
Minimum requirements include a PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution. Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a 2-3 page research plan, a cover letter describing prior multi-disciplinary research efforts and how their research prospectus addresses the goals of the cluster (see https://facultyclusters.ncsu.edu/clusters/modeling-the-living-embryo/), and
contact information for 3 references. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/88538. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Nanette Nascone-Yoder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues in the cluster. Our location in the Research Triangle also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government agencies.
The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future” We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process please call (919) 515-3148.