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CLUSTER HIRE to build a group in MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF COMPLEX BIOSYSTEMS - TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Applications are welcome from those with strong interdisciplinary background in any area of mathematical biology. Preference will be given to applicants developing and using methods of (1) Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification and (2) Multi-scale Mathematical and Computational modeling with applications to (1) Cellular Regulatory Networks, (2) Developmental Systems, (3) Host-pathogen interaction systems, and (4) Biomedical systems including cardio-vascular systems and blood clotting.

UCR is a research university which is currently going through rapid transformation and is pursuing an extensive cluster hiring effort. It also recently established a medical school.  In particular, UCR has just released through the AP Recruit ads for two positions at the Assistant Professor Level: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00675 and Associate Professor Level: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00676.

 
CLUSTER HIRE FOR DESIGN-BASED STATISTICAL INFERENCE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLICY EVALUATION

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu

Senior application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00636 and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, diversity statement, teaching evidence, and names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Junior application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00637 and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, diversity statement, teaching evidence, and 3 letters of reference.

We invite applications for faculty cluster hires at an open rank in design-based statistical inference for social science and policy evaluation. We envision the mix of hires within this cluster to be at both the junior and senior levels across multiple disciplines. We seek candidates who excel at developing, testing, and applying cutting-edge research designs and statistical methods for causal identification. The goal of this cluster is to establish a core group of faculty who can work across disciplines and enhance methodological rigor in basic, applied, and evaluation research across the campus.

Our focus is on statistical methods to identify the causal effects of interventions on social, educational, health, political, and economic processes and outcomes, locally, nationally, or internationally. These methods might rely on planned randomized control trials in the field or on natural experiments that can assess the causal impact of interventions using observational data. Successful candidates might make theoretical and methodological contributions to causal inference, develop novel experimental designs (such as adaptive or non-adaptive designs for identifying causal mechanisms), or conduct Bayesian meta-analysis, program evaluation, applied econometrics, or political methodology. Successful candidates also will show an interest or demonstrated capacity to work across traditional disciplines and ability or established record to attract extramural funds.

This is an open rank, multi-position cluster hire for two positions, both junior and senior, encompassing the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), School of Public Policy (SPP), Graduate School of Education (GSOE), and School of Business Administration (SOBA). Successful candidates will be housed within the department or departments that fit their research specialization. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, Business, Economics, Education, Medicine (Epidemiology and Public Health), Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, and Statistics/Biostatistics. UCR successfully hired two faculty in this cluster last year, and we are hiring two more this year. The cluster, however, will bridge these disciplines, and UCR is developing interdisciplinary venues for quantitative methods, exemplified by the GradQuant graduate methods training center (http://gradquant.ucr.edu), and through other cluster searches underway such as those on data science, health methodology, and spatial analysis.

Applicants should have an established record of outstanding research accomplishment; demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrate a strong desire to work across fields and promise to attract extramural funds; and be committed to a continuing cutting-edge research program. Senior applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of application. Junior applicants must be ABD or have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a related field by the time of appointment; July 1, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Review of the applications will begin November 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received November 21, 2016 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DATA SCIENCE CLUSTER: Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Position Statistical Approaches to Big Data

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu.
UCR is pursuing a cluster of hires to enhance research strengths in Data Science; such hires will have potential home departments in the Sciences and/or Engineering. Candidates will also join UCR’s Data Science Center and are expected to foster research collaborations with existing faculty across academic departments working on Data Science related topics. The Data Science Cluster is hiring for three positions this year, in the following areas respectively: (i) Genome Data Science, (ii) Statistical Approaches to Big Data and (iii) Big Data in Astronomy.
As part of the Data Science Cluster, we seek to fill a tenure-track/tenured (open rank) faculty position in the area of Statistical Approaches to Big Data. Key areas of specialization include: computational statistics, modern statistical theory for big data or high dimensional problems, Bayesian approaches to big data, deep learning, neural networks, and other areas that can make fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms, and systems aspects of data science. A Ph.D. degree in a field related to Data Science (such as Computer Science, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics) is required by the start of service.
This position will commence as early as July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. Salary level will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Senior candidates need to have an outstanding record of research, funding support, teaching, and graduate student mentorship, while junior candidates need to show potential to excel in these areas. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 6, 2017. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.
To apply, please register through the weblink at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00665 (for Assistant Professor) or https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00668 (for Associate/Full). Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For inquiries and questions, please contact Prof. James Flegal at james.flegal@ucr.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Computational and Statistical Genomics, University of California Riverside

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational and Statistical Genomics
Institute: Department of Statistics, University of California, Riverside

Job Description and Responsibilities:
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Computational and Statistical Genomics Group at University of California, Riverside.
The postdoctoral fellow will focus on developing computational and statistical methods for big data problems motivated from genomics and epigenomics. Possible research topics include modeling the 3D chromatin architecture using Hi-C data, integrating chromatin structure with ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and other functional genomics assays, and studying the interplay between genome architecture and gene regulation. The research will be carried out in collaboration with a variety of research groups at the University of California, Riverside and elsewhere. For more information, please check out http://faculty.ucr.edu/~wenxiu/openings.html

The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for annual extensions on mutual consent. The position includes a generous benefits package. Starting date is flexible. Visa sponsorship is available for non-US candidates.
Required Skills
An ideal candidate would have:

  • a recently completed PhD degree in related area (computer science, statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, computational biology, bioinformatics)
  • strong training in quantitative modeling (machine learning, Bayesian inference, etc.) or computational genomics experiences (high-throughput sequence analysis, etc.)
  • proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, C/C++, Java, Matlab, or R)
  • a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • good spoken and written communication skills

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a CV, a brief research statement, and contact information of three references to wenxiu.ma@ucr.edu .
About UCR
The University of California at Riverside, located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, is close to Los Angeles and San Diego. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Postdoctoral fellows at the University of California are represented by a labor union.

 


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