The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of epigenetics but with an emphasis in understanding epigenetic mechanisms in vivo and their roles in human diseases. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) epigenetic modifications in cancer, the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics, epigenetic mechanisms in stem cell biology, mammalian development, and/or aging. The position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics and epigenetics in different model organisms, including faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, non-coding RNAs, transcription regulation, or DNA repair in the context of metabolism, stem cell biology, cancer, neuroscience and aging.
The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments in epigenetics and is expected to have expertise in the use of animal models, including genetically modified animals, to study epigenetic mechanisms during normal development and/or in disease. The successful candidate will have had some experience in grant writing and will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; s/he will also develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The position is available July 1, 2016. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular, or cellular biology, or a related field is required, as well as postdoctoral experience Interested individuals should send a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be provided. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Frances M. Sladek, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside; firstname.lastname@example.org . For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett, Academic Personal Coordinator, at email@example.com. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: http://biochemistry.ucr.edu , and for the campus, visit http://www.ucr.edu.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity amount its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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