Adjunct Faculty: Bioinformatics - Intro to Bioinformatics, Practical Computer Concepts for

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


Johns Hopkins University

Advanced Academic Programs

Biotechnology Program

Adjunct Faculty: Bioinformatics (Introduction to Bioinformatics, Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics, Metagenomics)

Institution Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP also offers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC Center and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Position Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Introduction to Bioinformatics, Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics, Metagenomics courses listed below within the Center for Biotechnology Education. The instructor will teach online and possibly on the Homewood campus. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds

Introduction to Bioinformatics - 410.633

This course explores the theory and practice of biological database searching and analysis. In particular, students are introduced to integrated systems where a variety of data sources are connected through internet access. Information retrieval and interpretation are discussed, and many practical examples in a computer laboratory setting enable students to improve their data mining skills. Methods included in the course are searching the biomedical literature, sequence homology searching and multiple alignment, phylogeny, gene prediction, protein sequence motif analysis and secondary structure prediction, and several genome browsing methods. Introductory analysis using the R programming language is introduced. Computer access is required. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry. Corequisite: 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCIs: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCI

Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics - 410.634

This course introduces students with a background in the life sciences to the basic computing concepts of the UNIX operating system, relational databases, structured programming, object-oriented programming, and the Internet. Included is an introduction to SQL and the Python scripting language. The course emphasizes relevance to molecular biology and bioinformatics. It is intended for students with no computer programming background but with a solid knowledge of molecular biology. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCI

Practical Introduction to Metagenomics - 410.734

The emerging field of metagenomics allows for the study of entire communities of microorganisms at once, with far-reaching applications in a wide array of fields, such as medicine, agriculture, and bioremediation. Students will learn the principles of metagenomics through the exploration of published project data and guided readings of recent literature. Using data from the Human Microbiome Project, students will explore practical analysis tasks, including sequence assembly, gene prediction and annotation, metabolic reconstruction, taxonomic community profiling, and more. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology, 410.633 Introduction to Bioinformatics, 410.634 Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics. SCI

Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on August 30, 2021.

  • A Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field.
  • Professional and/or scholarly experience in Biotechnology or the listed courses
  • One year of college-level teaching experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses in Biotechnology
  • The ability to teach both on campus and online courses


The position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which course you are applying to teach for)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for two most recently taught courses.
  • References upon request.


The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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