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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:02 AM



The Center for Computational Molecular Biology at Brown University (CCMB; invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in Computer Science who develops and applies analytical and computational approaches to important biological questions. We seek an innovative and accomplished scientist whose research program is motivated by understanding biological systems (for example, genomics, gene expression and regulatory genomics, gene genealogies and macroevolutionary relationships).

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Computer Science, will be a core faculty member of CCMB, and will have opportunities to conduct undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Computational Biology degree programs. The prime intellectual mission of CCMB is to promote the development, implementation and application of quantitative methods to foundational questions in the biological and medical sciences. The research programs of the core faculty in CCMB lie fundamentally at the intersection of computer science, evolutionary biology, mathematics, and molecular and cellular biology. The research challenges at the heart of CCMB are a rich source of mathematical problems motivated by the complex nature of genomes, disease processes, and evolutionary relationships. These challenges are both multi-scale (with units of interest ranging from molecules to communities of organisms) and large-scale (data-intensive, in part due to advances in sequencing technologies). Along with the Department of Computer Science, CCMB is one of five intellectual units at Brown University that together round out the broader landscape of research in methodological development under Brown’s Data Science Initiative (

Brown University is located in Providence, RI, close to Narragansett Bay, an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City. Providence has been consistently rated as among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.


We will consider applicants from all ranks with a preference for an appointment at the assistant professor level. Qualifications for Assistant Professors include a PhD degree in a related field (e.g., computational biology, computer science, mathematics, statistics) and strong research, mentoring, and teaching credentials. Senior candidates should be acknowledged international leaders in computational biology, with a distinctive record in scholarship and teaching.


Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio: cover letter; current curriculum vitae; and separate statements of research and teaching interests. Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor should submit three letters of reference. Senior candidates should submit five names of references (via the application form) whom the search committee may contact but should not request letters at this time. Applications will be considered until the position is filled but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications (including reference letters) by December 1, 2017 for full consideration.

Inquiries may be addressed to Sohini Ramachandran, chair of the search committee, at

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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