Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, an endowed basic science research center within the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is recruiting to fill a newly-created Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position. We invite applications from outstanding candidates studying aspects of signaling, gene regulation, and genome function, especially in the areas of chromatin and transcription, epigenetics, nuclear endpoints of cellular signaling pathways, nuclear receptors, RNA biology, genome organization, and genome evolution. We are interested in a wide variety of model systems and experimental approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, animal models, genetics, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The Green Center’s research programs focus on, but are not limited to, reproduction and development in a broad sense, as well as aspects of endocrinology, stem cells, cancer, metabolism, inflammation, immunity, and neurobiology.
For this search, we are particularly interested in recruiting a candidate who represents one or more of these areas of biology:
• Signaling, chromatin, and gene regulation, using a wide array of experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in nuclear signaling, chromatin, transcription, epigenetics, and RNA biology.
• Molecular biology of female reproductive systems, from stems cells, oogenesis, and fertilization, to implantation, placental function, pregnancy, and parturition, using cell-based or physiological models in combination with molecular or genomic approaches.
• Genomic, bioinformatic, computational, and evolutionary approaches to understanding gene regulation, using state-of-the-art genomic and computational tools.
The Green Center promotes and supports cutting-edge, integrative, and collaborative basic research in reproduction, development, and related areas of biology, as well as strong connections between basic and clinical research. This recruitment is part of a major university and department-supported renovation and rejuvenation of The Green Center over the past 6 years. Successful candidates will be housed in a newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility and provided a generous start-up package, and are expected to establish scientifically rigorous and externally funded research programs and participate in center, department, and university teaching and training programs. To learn more about The Green Center, visit: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/green-center/index.html
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent in a relevant field of study, postdoctoral or comparable experience, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of planned research projects as pdf files to GreenCenter@UTSouthwestern.edu. Please indicate one of the three research areas listed above (Molecular biology of female reproduction; Gene regulation; Genomics) in the subject line of the email. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the above e-mail address. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and will continue during the 2016–2017 academic year or until the position is filled, although applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.
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