Cornell University
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology

Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology is
a new department that focuses on biological statistics, statistical
and computational genomics, and computational and mathematical
modeling of biological systems.  Multiple assistant professor faculty
positions will be filled over the next few years.  Applicants should
have research interests in statistical methodology, with a
demonstrated expertise in applications involving statistical and
computational genomics.  Appointees will be expected to participate
in campus-wide interdisciplinary programs such as the Cornell
Genomics and the Biocomplexity initiatives.

Applicants should send a cover letter stating the position(s) for which they
wish to be considered, curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research and
teaching interests and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references

Cornell Genomics Search Committee
Cornell University
249 Emerson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-1901
(; phone:  607-254-7261; fax: 607-255-6683)

Additional searches are underway in Bioinformatics, Computer Science
and Computational Biology, Population Genetics and Comparative
Genomics, Human Population Genetics/Epidemiology, Insect Genomics,
Functional and Comparative Mammalian Genomics, Genomics of Plant
Pathogenic Fungi, Plant Developmental Biology, Plant Molecular
Geneics, Genomics of Abiotic Stress in Plants, Plant Molecular
Biology/Genomics.  Several positions are also open at the physical
and engineering/life sciences interface. For further information,
please see the joint ad in the August 23  2002 issue of Science, and

The Cornell Genomics Initiative forms the major portion of a $500
million New Life Sciences Initiative at Cornell University.  This is
a broad based initiative to recruit faculty and provide resources
that foster a multidisciplinary study of biology in the post-genomics
era.  Since its inception, the Genomics Initiative has fostered
interdisciplinary research, recruited 25 faculty to all colleges
engaged in Life Sciences, developed key core facilities, and
initiated educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate
level.  As part of the second phase of the Genomics Initiative, the
University has begun several major building projects, initiate a new
campus wide graduate fellowship program and will recruit up to 100
new tenure track faculty.  New faculty are expected to participate
actively in this new university-wide initiative.  For more
information on the Genomics Initiative and detailed job descriptions,
see, and the joint ad in the August 23 2002
issue of Science.