Assistant Research Professor

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Job Title: Assistant Research Professor
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34517
Job Description The Division of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO seek applicants at the rank of Assistant Research Professor. The outstanding candidates will have demonstrated innovative and cutting-edge research in reproductive biology, developmental biology, or related disciplines.

The successful candidate will provide scientific leadership for an established research group that focuses on development, function and disease of the mammalian uterus and placenta to improve the reproductive health of humans and domestic animals. The successful candidate will have experience using in vivo and in vitro approaches to understanding the development and function of the uterus and/or placenta. A working understanding of computational biology approaches to analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is preferred.

As an assistant research professor, it is expected that the incumbent will make a major contribution to the Division of Animal Sciences and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health as well as the Integrated Reproduction and Health Group and Precision Health Initiative at the University of Missouri. It is expected that the successful candidate will lead and mentor graduate students as a member of the graduate faculty, as well as supervise relevant staff including postdoctoral research associates and research scientists. The ability to perform research and support trainees independent from the above-described program will be highly dependent on the incumbent securing extramural funding. To be clear, the candidate is expected to develop their own independent research program while working on existing funded projects.

Position Duties

    Manage, coordinate and provide the strategy to successfully complete funded laboratory projects;Mentor and advise graduate and/or undergraduate students as well as help to supervise postdoctoral research associates and research support staff;Help recruit graduate students and postdoctoral research associates.Obtain extramural funding to support research in the area of women’s reproductive health;Publish in relevant scientific journals and present posters/talks at conferences; and,

Qualifications Minimum qualifications

    Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field of study;Two years of relevant postdoctoral experience
Candidates will be evaluated on:

    Evidence of outstanding scholarly and creative activity; Demonstrated experience in reproduction research using animal models and/or human tissues.Documented track record of publishing scientific articles and presenting findings at conferences;Expertise in analysis of cells and tissues using next generation sequencing (NGS) approaches (i.e., ChIP-seq, RNA-seq);Experience with preparation and acquisition of extramural funding from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health;An interest in teamwork and interdisciplinary cooperation will be given priority.
Application Materials Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; and names and contact information for at least three references.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Posted: 10/1/2020
Application Due: 1/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time