Faculty Positions in the School of Engineering and Institute for Systems Genomics

The recently established Institute for Systems Genomics and the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invite applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The research specialties of interest include, but are not limited to, computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, big data analysis, genomics data interpretation and visualization, biological databases, biomedical literature mining and related areas. Successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research projects and teach in the new Institute-based graduate programs.

These are 9-month tenure-track positions with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The successful candidates will have a primary academic appointment in the appropriate department within the School of Engineering and a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Genomics. Primary assignment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Applications must be submitted using Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3909.

About the Institute for Systems Genomics

The University of Connecticut recently established the Institute for Systems Genomics (www.ISG.uconn.edu) to coalesce the interdisciplinary research strengths of 10 schools and colleges at the university (www.uconn.edu) and the Jackson Laboratory (www.Jax.org).  The Institute leverages the significant investment from the state, including the $865M Bioscience CT initiative, $172M Tech Park program, the $200M Bioscience Innovation Fund, and $1.7B Next Generation CT.


IEEE ICCABS The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS) will be held on June 12-14, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. The conference aims to bring together leading academic and industry researchers

to discuss the latest advances in computational methods for bio and medical sciences. The deadline for submitting extended abstracts is April 5, 2013. Topics of interest include but are not limited to biological modeling and simulation, biomedical image processing, biomedical data and literature mining, computational genetic epidemiology, computational metabolomics, computational proteomics, databases and ontologies, gene regulation, genome assembly and annotation, health informatics, high-performance bio-computing, immunoinformatics, molecular evolution, population genomics, sequence analysis, structural bioinformatics, systems biology, and transcriptomics. Two special supplements of journals BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics will be devoted to full versions of selected extended abstracts. For more details visit the ICCABS website at http://iccabs.org.


The 9th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2013) will be held on May 20–22 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior editions of the symposium were held in Atlanta (2005, 2007, and 2008), Reading, UK (2006), Fort Lauderdale (2009), Storrs (2010), Changsha, China (2011), and Dallas (2012).

Authors are invited to submit papers that present original research in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, including the development of experimental or commercial systems. The deadline for submitting extended abstracts (12 pages) is February 6. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by February 27, with final versions due on March 8. The deadline for submitting short abstracts (4 pages) is April 1. Notification will occur by April 15, with final versions due on April 22.

For more details visit the symposium website at http://isbra2013.uncc.edu/.