Job: Director, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
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VCU Life Sciences invites applications or nominations for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC). VCU Life Sciences promotes transformative learning and integrative scholarship through an interdisciplinary, systems-based approach. Its university-wide
matrix structure provides a framework for borderless academics, and promotes collaborative
learning opportunities among students, molecular biologists, mathematicians, computational
scientists, ecologists, physicians, and artists. The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC) engages a broad community of scholars in advancing institutional capabilities in genomics,
proteomics and computational systems biology and bioinformatics and offers rich learning and research opportunities, including BS, MS (both thesis and professional) and a PhD track in Bioinformatics. The Director will guide the CSBC through an expanded realization of its mission by promoting
collaborative research across the university in basic and applied science, and by growing the
Center’s educational programs. The Director will mentor and support the professional growth of
faculty and staff in an inclusive environment for collaboration and student learning. Through
proactive recruiting strategies, the director will identify new faculty to complement the Center’s
teaching and research activities. The new director will have a tenured faculty appointment in Life
Sciences and will bring an active research program with a history of multidisciplinary applications
and external funding. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience leading and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university that has been designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as very high in research activity and as
community-engaged. VCU is committed to creating a campus community that embraces diverse perspectives, cultures, experiences and people. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more
than 31,000 students in 226 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. VCU serves an integral role in the economic health of the city of Richmond and the region by
educating the current and future workforce, advancing research, and enhancing patient care.
Learn more about Richmond: Application Process Interested candidates must apply online at and include a cover letter that includes a brief description of research interests, future research directions, and a vision for the Center, a CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications
will begin immediately. This position offers a competitive salary, start-up, and relocation package.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Gregory Triplett ( Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender

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