Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position Department of Genetics and Section on Biomedical Informatics and Data
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Department of Genetics together with the Yale Center for Genomic Health and the Section for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science is looking to appoint multiple investigators in the areas of human genetics, computational genomics, artificial intelligence in genetics, machine learning in genetics, gene therapy and genomic technologies. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and/or whose research focuses on under-represented and underserved populations in genetics and genomics are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will fulfill our core values of diversity, innovation and excellence in genetics and will bring a genuine commitment to diversity, inclusion and mentoring, reflected and integrated into a highly impactful research program in human genetics and/or genomics. The successful applicant will bring a deep understanding of the role of inequity and exclusion as barriers in academic science and demonstrate a genuine commitment to overcoming these barriers in their future lab and field. The successful applicant will embrace the fundamental importance of mentoring in enriching the scientific growth and professional development of trainees.
The appointment will be made to the department within the Yale School of Medicine that is most relevant to the applicant’s research focus. The rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience and the position will come with a competitive start up package. A webinar will be held on November 11, 2022 at 1pm to introduce members of the committee and answer questions. Please register and/or follow @YaleGenetics on twitter for exact details.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree.
Application instructions: Applicants interested in this position must apply via the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/114700 by December 10th, 2022, though late applications may be considered under special circumstances. At the time of application, applicants will be asked to provide brief (300 word) answers to three questions pertaining to their understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Failure to provide these answers in the format requested will result in administrative removal of the application. Applications should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of previous research (1 page), a concise statement of research plans (up to 2 pages), reprints of 2 publications, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Specific inquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of Dr. Ira Hall, Director of the Yale Center for Genomic Health at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Antonio Giraldez, Chair of the Department of Genetics at email@example.com Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, Chair of the Section on Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will take place as part of a multidisciplinary symposium. Please reserve the dates of February 13-14,2023 and February 20-21, 2023 as potential dates for the symposium in case you are selected for an interview.
About us: The Department of Genetics, the Yale Center for Genomic Health and the Section for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science sit at the interface of research to understand how genetic variation affects human traits, and how we can use this information to better predict and treat disease. Our overall mission is to tackle the most pressing challenge in the field: how to translate increasingly powerful genomic technologies and increasingly vast genomic data resources into new genetic discoveries and meaningful improvements in healthcare, in a manner that equally benefits people of all ancestry groups and ethnicities. Our scope includes research into the causal relationship between human genome variation and function in health and disease, cutting-edge developments in computational genomics, biostatistics and data science, the development of innovative new genomic technologies, gene therapies and implementation of genomics into healthcare.
We believe that outstanding science is driven by diversity. We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected, and who better represent the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, and ethnicity. Diversity is our commitment and our passion; we invite you to be part of it. Please refer to the official Yale School of Medicine statement here: https://medicine.yale.edu/education/admissions/equal/
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
About Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics
The information in genomes provides the instruction set for producing each living organism on the planet. While we have a growing understanding of the basic biochemical functions of many of the individual genes in genomes, understanding the complex processes by which this encoded information is read out to orchestrate production of incredibly diverse cell types and organ functions, and how different species use strikingly similar gene sets to nonetheless produce fantastically diverse organismal morphologies with distinct survival and reproductive strategies, comprise many of the deepest questions in all of science. Moreover, we recognize that inherited or acquired variation in DNA sequence and changes in epigenetic states contribute to the causation of virtually every disease that afflicts our species. Spectacular advances in genetic and genomic analysis now provide the tools to answer these fundamental questions.
Members of the Department of Genetics conduct basic research using genetics and genomics of model organisms (yeast, fruit fly, worm, zebrafish, mouse) and humans to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease. Areas of active investigation include genetic ...and epigenetic regulation of development, molecular genetics, genomics and cell biology of stem cells, the biochemistry of micro RNA production and their regulation of gene expression, and genetic and genomic analysis of diseases in model systems and humans including cancer, cardiovascular and kidney disease, neurodegeneration and regeneration, and neuropsychiatric disease. Members of the Department have also been at the forefront of technology development in the use of new methods for genetic analysis, including new methods for engineering mutations as well as new methods for production and analysis of large genomic data sets.
The Department sponsors a graduate program leading to the PhD in the areas of molecular genetics and genomics, development, and stem cell biology. Admission to the Graduate Program is through the Combined Programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS).
In addition to these basic science efforts, the Department is also responsible for providing clinical care in Medical Genetics in the Yale New Haven Health System. Clinical genetics services include inpatient consultation and care, general, subspecialty, and prenatal genetics clinics, and clinical laboratories for cytogenetics, DNA diagnostics, and biochemical diagnostics. The Department sponsors a Medical Genetics Residency program leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Admission to the Genetics Residency is directly through the Department.