Data Science has emerged as an area central to advances in our understanding of nature, improving the quality life and a healthy society. Data collection, stewardship and analyses are already integrated into the infrastructure for commerce, healthcare, governance and education. These ubiquitous practical uses of digital data have raised awareness of the need to further develop the underlying scientific and technological basis for understanding and exploiting data.
UC San Diego established the Halicioglu Data Science Institute to address this imminent need. HDSI is a new strategic academic institute tasked with hosting and coordination of Data Science research and education activities at the University of California, San Diego. Among HDSI academic programs are the Data Science major and minor currently with nearly 600 undergraduate students.
A PhD or advancement to candidacy in data sciences, bioengineering or related disciplines is required for this position. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses in UC San Diego’s Bioengineering, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Bioengineering/BioSystems or Bioengineering/Bioinformatics and Data Sciences undergraduate degree majors and graduate degree programs.
Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research that focuses on biomedical data sciences.
We are expecting to recruit exceptional individuals to maintain preeminence in the development of data sciences, methods, technologies and applications with:
Expertise and a deep background in genomic, molecular, cellular, organismal data sciences and/or integrative analysis and design, in areas pertinent to data sciences;
A strong research interest in bringing data science and learning approaches to human diseases and innovative solutions to biomedical applications; and
The ability to develop synergistic interactions with researchers in the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, HDSI and related UC San Diego departments, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and/or neighboring institutions.
Successful applicants will complement expertise in the Department of Bioengineering and HDSI and will help reinforce multidisciplinary efforts on campus. The Department of Bioengineering and HDSI enjoy close collaboration with the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and all of the departments within the Jacobs School of Engineering.
Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
A PhD or advancement to candidacy in data sciences, bioengineering or related disciplines is required for this position.
Internal Number: JPF01990
About UCSD - Jacobs School of Engineering
The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is a premier research school set apart by our entrepreneurial culture; education programs that integrate fundamentals with real-world applications; and enthusiastic collaborations across disciplines and industry to solve the toughest problems facing society. (Read about our latest rankings here.)
The Jacobs School's Mission:
- Educate Tomorrow's Technology Leaders
- Conduct Leading Edge Research and Drive Innovation
- Transfer Discoveries for the Benefit of Society
The Jacobs School's Values:
- Engineering for the global good
- Exponential impact through entrepreneurism
- Collaboration to enrich relevance
Our education models focus on deep and broad engineering fundamentals coupled with hands-on applications of those fundamentals through real-world projects, often in partnership with industry. Our Experience Engineering Initiative aims to give all undergraduates a hands-on engineering course every year.
We encourage students to develop their communications, leadership and problem-solving skills while working in the kinds of multi-disciplinary team environments they'll find when in the profe...ssional world. Opportunities include: our Team Internship Program, Gordon Center for Engineering Leadership, Global TIES, and competition teams and student organizations, many advised by the IDEA Engineering Student Center.
The Jacobs School is home to industry-relevant research centers, such as the Center for Wearable Sensors, the Center for Microbiome Innovation, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, as well as the earthquake shake table and the Qualcomm Institute.
Located at the hub of San Diego's thriving information technology, biotechnology, software, clean technology, and nanotechnology sectors, the Jacobs School proactively seeks corporate partners to collaborate with us in research, education and innovation.