Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Augusta, Richmond County
Jul 03, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University announces a national search to recruit a new Chair for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We seek applications from individuals with outstanding leadership skills and scientific credentials, who can plan, articulate and implement a vision to lead the department to even greater prominence over the next decade. The Department presently includes 12 tenured/tenure-track core faculty, 32 staff including research faculty, pre- and post-doctoral fellows and research technicians. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at GRU is one of the best-equipped facilities in the world and researchers use the latest equipment and technologies available. A diverse scope of research is being conducted, from classical nucleic acid and protein structure and function studies, to the role of specific protein structures in the regulation of cell and tissue biology, as well as mouse models of diseases such as cancer. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department has a working relationship with the GRU Cancer Center and offers a joint graduate degree program in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent, with an outstanding academic background including demonstrated success in research and mentoring, proven administrative skills, and a strong commitment to graduate and medical education. Experience in industry and/or translational research is also highly desirable. Successful candidates will have active and competitive research programs that are both nationally and internationally recognized, and be eligible for a faculty appointment as a full professor. Preference will be given to applicants with interests complementing those of existing faculty as described at Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia that resulted from the consolidation of Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University in January 2013. Georgia Regents Health System is the university’s clinical enterprise and includes a 478 bed adult and 154-bed children’s hospital, which managed nearly19k admissions and. 358K outpatient visits in 2013. Founded in 1828, the Medical College of Georgia, GRU’s founding school, offers clinical training at more than 135 sites across Georgia to ensure students experience the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. The educational experience is anchored by MCG’s main campus in Augusta as well as regional clinical campuses and a four-year campus in Athens, GA in partnership with the University of Georgia. Research initiatives focus on illnesses that affect most Georgians and Americans, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Medical College of Georgia is the state’s only public medical school with 22 academic departments, 908 medical students, 465 residents training in 42 programs, 762 full- and part-time faculty, 142 postdoctoral fellows and, 770 staff members. Inquiries, nominations and applications (including full CV and letter of research interests/career plans) will be received by the Assistant Director of Executive Search on behalf of the search committee co-chairs: Drs. Clinton Webb and Nita Maihle. Carolyn H. Burns, PHR Assistant Director, Executive Search Georgia Regents University is an Equal Opportunity Employer