Faculty

Assistant Professor in Genetics

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for an outstanding tenure-track Assistant Professor in Genetics.  We seek a researcher who seeks to understand how genetic and epigenetic variation affects metabolic pathways and how metabolic feedback can alter genomic function. Applicants who apply these approaches to cancer are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding researchers in other areas that complement and/or expand our existing strengths will also be considered.

New faculty may leverage partnerships between the Department of Genetics and areas of existing strength at Rutgers, including the Cancer Metabolism and Immunology Research Program at the NIH-designated Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, other metabolomics and metabolism labs in the Department of Life Sciences, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Institute for Food Nutrition, and Health, and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. 

We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $872 million in yearly research funding (FY2022). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members across multiple outstanding departments and institutes.   Our 30 departmental faculty drive federally funded research programs in many areas of genetics and genomics. See http://genetics.rutgers.edu for a full description of departmental research. Core resources, generous start-up funds, and modern laboratory space will be provided. Candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Rutgers University hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan. We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM including women, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists.

Outstanding candidates will have a Ph.D. in genetics or a closely related field and/or M.D., a demonstrated record of significant research, and the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students in cancer, genetics, informatics, or metabolism. Applicants should submit a CV, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, a teaching statement, full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference, and a separate statement addressing ways in which your research, courses, and service will contribute to Rutgers’ commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusiveness (broadly construed).  Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled; timely submission of materials is recommended. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/179660 and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, carmona@dls.rutgers.edu. This position is subject to funding approval.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 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 or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Department of Genetics has several faculty whose research is either entirely computational in nature or whose research employs a hybrid of both computational and wet-lab methods.  The list below provides a brief description with links to lab pages with more information.

  • David Axelrod studies cell and molecular oncology, breast cancer, colon cancer.
  • Linda Brzustowicz and her lab study medical and human genetics: the genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.  Her computational work is facilitated by Marco Azaro.
  • Chris Ellison's lab studies evolutionary genomics and genome organization in Drosophila.
  • Derek Gordon is a statistical geneticist who develops and applies methods to identify genes for complex traits including longitudinal traits.
  • Tara Matise’s work facilitates the identification and understanding of human disease genes and human genome variation.  
  • Premal Shah's group studies evolution of coding sequences and regulation of protein translation.
  • Jinchuan Xing's lab studies mobile elements, human genomic variation, evolutionary genetics, population genetics.

 

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks an outstanding tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill one of several new faculty positions in Genetics. The department hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong Ph.D. program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members in the Departments of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Our 30 faculty members drive federally funded research programs in broad areas of genetics and genomics including cancer, computational, developmental, evolutionary, molecular, neuro- and neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, and epigenetics, conducting research in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast and bacteria. We seek individuals with research interests that will complement and/or expand our existing strengths. Core resources, generous start-up funds, and modern laboratory space will be provided. Appropriate candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Rutgers is a member of the AAU, the CIC, and the Big Ten, is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and boasts tremendous diversity among students, faculty, and majors. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars. The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is located in central New Jersey, close to New York City, Philadelphia, beaches, and countryside.

 Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in genetics or a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference. All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73614 and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, carmona@dls.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin Nivember 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

   


The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks outstanding tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors to complement the existing faculty in computational genetics, moving our program into exciting new areas and expanding our existing strengths. The department hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong Ph.D. program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Our computational group collaborates with other Department of Genetics faculty and Rutgers scientists within the Division of Life Sciences, the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Our 30 faculty members drive federally funded research programs in broad areas of genetics and genomics including cancer, computational, developmental, evolutionary, molecular, neuro- and neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, and epigenetics, conducting research in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast and bacteria. Experienced faculty with appropriate experience will be considered for a leadership role within our Computational Genetics Group. Core resources, access to high-performance computing clusters, and generous start-up funds will be provided. Research space, including a wet lab if needed, will be provided. Appropriate candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Rutgers is a member of the AAU, the CIC, and the Big Ten, is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and boasts tremendous diversity among students, faculty, and majors. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars. The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is located in central New Jersey, close to New York City, Philadelphia, beaches, and countryside.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or the equivalent in Genetics, Computer Sciences, or a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference. All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/74449 and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, carmona@dls.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment


Endowed Chair in Cancer Genomics

The Rutgers University Department of Genetics seeks nominations or applications from leading scholars for the MacMillan Endowed Chair in Cancer Genomics. The Chair is accompanied by significant resources and faculty appointments that will build on existing strengths in both research and educational programs. This individual will lead a division of faculty and staff who together will establish an endowment-supported undergraduate and graduate programs in Cancer Genomics. Candidates working in all areas of cancer genomics will be considered.

This Chair will be appointed in the Rutgers University Department of Genetics, with membership in the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (a consortium NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center for Rutgers and Princeton Universities) and the Rutgers Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey. The position includes access to the advanced genomic technologies and computational resources of RUCDR Infinite Biologics® and recently constructed, spacious laboratory and office space.

Candidates must demonstrate qualities of leadership, vision, and innovation, and have a successful history of discovery and publication as illustrated by significant, consistent and current grant funding. Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to lumpkin@dls.rutgers.edu. Initial inquiries will be treated as confidential. 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment.