Associate Professor of Physiology and the Cardiovascular Institute

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Associate Professor of Physiology and the Cardiovascular Institute

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Sep 6, 2019
Close Date:
Sep 6, 2021

The Department of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate Professor position in the tenure track. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

Teaching responsibilities may include graduate and medical student instruction and training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include expanding a successful extramurally-supported research program in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI). Applicants are expected to have an internationally-recognized research program with excellent productivity.

We seek investigators with high impact publications and demonstrated excellence in research with programs in molecular, cellular, or organismal physiology relevant to the cardiovascular system. Areas of interest include mitochondrial biology, cardiovascular metabolism, mechanotransduction, calcium signaling, and regenerative biology; research excellence will be weighed more strongly than specific research interests. Investigators with established research programs grounded in fundamental mechanistic investigation that are positioned to move into early stage translation are encouraged to apply.

The Penn CVI provides an outstanding environment for conducting disease-oriented research emphasizing heart failure, vascular disease, and genetic/epigenetic origins of cardiovascular disease. The combined research environments of the Department of Physiology and CVI are bolstered by extensive shared resources, including Super-Resolution Imaging, Muscle Physiology and Mechanics, Small Animal Cardiovascular Phenotyping, and Metabolomics Cores.

The Perelman School of Medicine, one of the top ranked medical schools in the country for NIH funding, is a highly collaborative environment with additional state-of-the-art core facilities (, including the Beckman Center for Cryo-electron Microscopy. There are opportunities for appointments in numerous institutes and centers (, including the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, and Abramson Cancer Center. The School of Medicine is integrated within the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, a world-class institution with an easily walkable campus located near central Philadelphia.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 9/7/2019
Application Due: 9/23/2020
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