Assistant Professor- Bioinformatics

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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Organization Type
Job Title: Assistant Professor- Bioinformatics
Location: USF Health
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 26973
Position Details *Dept Number/Name*: 0-6119-163 / Pediatrics-Health Informat Ins

*College Division:* USFHealth-College of Medicine

*Salary Plan: *Faculty

*Job Code/Title*: 9003 / Assistant Professor

*Hiring Salary/Salary Range: *Negotiable

*Position Number: *00030518

USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. For information regarding the USF Health, please visit our website at

The Health Informatics Institute (HII) is comprised of a diverse team of 25 faculty and more than 150 staff with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, health informatics, computer science, genetics, nutrition, psychology, pediatrics, public health, clinical trials and health services research. With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, and other sources, the institute has an annual budget exceeding $50 million and provides the technical means to facilitate interaction and contributions in knowledge among physicians and patients throughout the U.S. and international communities. By strengthening this vital network, the institute aims to improve research on many different types of diseases. For more information about the HII, please visit For more information about the TEDDY study, please visit


This position will conduct collaborative research and provide active support for ongoing institute activities, especially the TEDDY type 1 diabetes study. Opportunities exist for collaborations in other NIH-funded and privately funded type 1 diabetes research and disease prevention projects. The institute works in partnership with experts in metabolomics, microbiome/viral metagenomics, gene expression, proteomics, next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and longitudinal repeated measure analytics. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with experience analyzing these types of high-dimensional data; however, other areas of statistical application will be considered.


* Design and implement analytical strategies for genome-wide association study (GWAS) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array data and NGS data including DNA-Seq, RNA-Seq as well as other genomics data including metabolomics, microbiome/viral metagenomics, gene expression, epigenomics, proteomics etc. using established pipelines and workflows.
* Perform appropriate quality control (QC) measures for various genomics data.
* Implement, maintain and document data analysis pipelines and workflows.
* Benchmark new tools for high-dimensional data analysis as well as develop and apply novel analysis approaches to existing genomics data.
* Collaborate with other technical teams in specifying requirements for tools to enhance workflow efficiency and robustness.
* Work closely with epidemiologists and statisticians to conceive analytical and computational solutions that address project needs.
* Contribute to reports and papers for presentation and publication and present at scientific conferences as appropriate.
* Regularly attend and present in team meetings to share results and plan projects and experiments.
* Opportunities exist for teaching and graduate student mentoring if desired.
* Responsible to a Chair or other appropriate higher level administrator of a State university. Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities. Responsible for academic advising and related activities. May represent the university, college/school, or department/unit on university and/or Statewide committees.



* Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization (Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Genetics) with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.
* Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

USF Health *Information for Applicants *
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
*Job Opening Number: 26973*
*Posting Date: 4/21/21*
*Posting End Date: 12/30/2021*
*How To Apply *
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*Equal Employment Opportunity *
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either [online]( or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.
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*About USF *
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
*Working at USF*
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.
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