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Open Faculty Recruitment in Systems Immunology 



The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI, http://bmi.osu.edu) at the Ohio State University (OSU) and the new Institute for Immuno-Oncology (IIO) at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center jointly recruit faculty members in systems immunology.

As part of the College of Medicine at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC, http://medicalcenter.osu.edu), BMI is the academic home for informatics research, development and training at Ohio State. Faculty interests span multiple domains including: high performance computing, bioinformatics, computational biology, translational informatics, clinical informatics, and health outcome research. In particularly, BMI currently has 15 faculty members whose research are developed either at the clinical or basic science aspects of bioinformatics and systems biology. BMI Faculty have ongoing collaborations with faculty in departments throughout the University and nationally. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest integrated health sciences campuses, with access to a CTSA-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and new, state-of-the-art 1 million square foot, NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Faculty and staff in BMI can leverage an advanced information systems environment including inpatient and outpatient electronic health records, data warehousing platforms, and a variety of enterprise research information systems. Through a partnership with the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC, http://www.osc.edu), BMI faculty have access to high-performance computing and data management facilities for both clinical and bio-molecular data.

Launched with a 100 million dollar investment in 2019, the IIO will focus on developing strategies to harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. One of the key areas of the IIO will be systems immunology which utilizes omics strategy to probe the immune system, analyze changes of the tumor microenvironment in response to immune-therapy, and develop new immunological paradigms. Areas of interests include but are not limited to neoantigen discovery, antigen receptor repertoire analysis, microbiome, single cell genomics and transcriptomics and functional genomics. Applications are encouraged from cancer immunologists, physician scientists, as well as bioinformaticians with interests in any of these aforementioned areas in immune-oncology. Previous use of OMICs including transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, microbiome and metabolome, and expertise in big data science are essential. The positions will be supported by substantial start-up packages.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a demonstrated record of success in multiple venues with substantial potential to obtain extramural funding.  Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels should have robust and active research programs and demonstrable national or international reputations, respectively. 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests to BMI.recruitment@osumc.edu.  PDF submissions are preferred.  Evaluation of applications is underway and will continue until positions are filled. 

About us:

The IIO is a newly established Institute in the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) – James, where Dr. Zihai Li is the founding director. The OSUCCC – James is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through laboratory and clinical research, and the training of scientists, physicians and other health care workers.

The IIO, OSUCCC – James is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, creed, disability, or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.​


Posted on 11-Mar-19 by Mccormic, Mikayla
Tags: Research
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