Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
United States

Posting Information

Posting Information


Department Genetics - 423501
Posting Open Date 08/15/2023
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Research Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0004635
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 10/01/2023
Position Information


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Department of Genetics is seeking a new Research Assistant Professor position to enhance the bioinformatics area of our collaboration efforts. This position will lead a bioinformatics core and provide bioinformatics support to faculty in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), the UNC Neuroscience Center, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bioinformatics and Analytic Research Collaborative. 

The Research Assistant Professor will independently conduct data analyses on NextGen sequencing data including data derived in ChIP-Seq, FAIRE-Seq, ATAC-seq, mRNA-Seq, Exome capture, Whole Genome Amplification, miRNA discovery, single cell sequencing, and other experimental models; analyze and interpret data from other platforms including proteomics and GeoMx; write custom programs to automate data analysis and formatting needs; develop novel and integrative pipelines for analysis; build and configure small scale computational servers and clusters; perform genome annotation and pathway analysis; provide assistance for a general bioinformatics analysis needs; deposit data into public repositories like NCBI GEO, author and co-author papers, serve as key personnel or investigator for NSF/NIH grant proposals; and train researchers on bioinformatics through short course and seminars. 

This position will also help to develop approaches for integrating genetic data with clinical, behavioral, or other phenotypes. In addition, this Research Assistant Professor will supervise and direct additional bioinformatician(s), and ensure resources of the bioinformatics core are distributed in proportion to funding sources.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD level in a scientific field with a bioinformatics emphasis and, at least two years of experience in bioinformatics.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The selected candidate should have three or more years bioinformatics experience in an academic or biotechnology setting experience preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

Experience with NextGen sequence data analysis, including data analyses on data derived from single-cell genomics, ChIP-Seq, mRNA-Seq, Exome capture, miRNA discovery and other experimental models is preferred. Experience developing analysis frameworks for sequence analysis.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements  
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Name and Title Sam Robinson, HR Consultant
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Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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