Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Applied Genomics/Hematologic Disease

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
Jan 23, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job no: 493733
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Oct 24 2017
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences at The University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise and research interests in applied genomics and applications in hematological disease and precision medicine. The candidate will be appointed at the assistant, associate or full professor level, depending upon qualifications.

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell. The Zuckerberg College is a dynamic, growing college that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical, and translational areas. A large research program, vibrant community partnerships, and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The candidate will work with collaborators within the college, with faculty in other colleges at the university, and with external academic practice/industry partners.

Research interests may include an area of applied genomics of disease of the hematological system, including but not limited to the following: molecular signaling of blood cells, bone marrow biology, and pathophysiology, molecular cytogenetics, genes that predispose and trigger leukemogenesis, somatic mutations, mitogen activated protein kinases, deregulated expression of genes, non-coding RNAs [miRNA], epigenetic changes, transcriptome and exome in leukemic genetic changes, and sequencing of tumor genomes and identification of mutations.

Candidates should have a successful track record of extramural funding and show significant potential to garner continued funding to support their research programs. The candidate should show ability to work with multidisciplinary researchers within the department and the university, and desire to work with teams.

Emphasis will be placed on individuals with strong experience in modern molecular biology and technology. Next Generation Sequencing System Illumina's NextSeq 500 (NGS) is currently available within our core facility. The candidate is expected to apply cutting-edge functional genomics approaches to enable systematic investigation into mechanisms of diseases. Experience with genetic (i.e. RNAi and cDNAs) and pharmacological (i.e. small molecule inhibitors or antibodies) approaches to study target biology utilizing state of the art molecular biology and biochemistry methods and assays essential to drive projects is preferred. Knowledge of technologies such as CRISPR-based gene editing, RNA interference, PCR-based expression analysis, molecular cloning, and lentiviral production is desired. Areas of research interests may include any area of applied genomics within the field of hematological disease.

We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in diagnostic molecular biology and genetics is desired. The individual will also be engaged in service to the college as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
  • A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or other related biomedical sciences field (candidate must have PhD at the time of application)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Strong record of research and publication
  • Evidence of ability to develop an independent research program and secure extramural funding
  • Postdoctoral experience

Additional Considerations:
  • Assistant professor candidates must have a research program with a strong likelihood of funding
  • Associate/full professor candidates must have a strong record of research in a currently tenured position with a record of active extramural research support
  • Experience in fostering interdisciplinary research initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Discipline specific teaching experience preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please submit a CV, cover letter describing experience, teaching philosophy (include a description of previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy and style), publications in peer-reviewed journals (two-three samples of published work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of funding/funding potential, preferably as first author), and a research statement (include research goals, objectives and three-year research plan).

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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