Assistant Professor of Microbiome in Health and Disease

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00127PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor of Microbiome in Health and DiseaseCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Biological SciencesAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFacultyAdvertised Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program on the role of microbiome in health and disease. We are interested in individuals who use metagenomic and metabolomics approaches to understand microbial communities and how they shape health and susceptibility to disease, and who will carry out microbiome research at the challenging interphase of transitioning from descriptive associative studies towards mechanistic studies to understand the basis of causality and application towards therapeutic translation.

This position will interact with investigators in Biological Sciences and in collaborative initiatives among multiple departments across the UofSC campus focusing on the role of microbiota in cancer development and therapy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for undergraduate and graduate students.

Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline or M.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant area of molecular or biomedical sciences that will intersect with and complement our departmental interests in cancer biology, inflammation, development, aging, and disease mechanisms.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/20/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Applications must be received by November 30, 2019. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should include with their application a complete curriculum vita, statement of research accomplishments and goals (3 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Marj Peña, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] (put “Microbiome Search” in the subject title).

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Portfolio




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    Posted: 9/22/2019
    Application Due: 7/17/2020
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