The Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Assistant Professor positions in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of the use of animal models, humans, genetics or epigenetics to study mechanisms of asthma causation, aberrant lung injury and repair due to environmental exposures, response and non-response to therapeutic agents and the use of biologics/ advanced therapeutics.
Teaching responsibilities may include teaching graduate or medical students in the School of Medicine.
Research or scholarship responsibilities may include establishing and overseeing a productive and vibrant transdisciplinary research lab, publishing high impact papers in top tier journals, successfully obtaining external funding support to sustain the lab and achieving national/ international recognition as a leader in the field.
The primary faculty appointment will be in the Department of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics. Depending on the applicant's credentials, secondary academic appointments may be available in the Department of Medicine (within the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine or Translational Medicine and Human Genetics) or in the Department of Pediatrics, based in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree.
Individuals at the Junior level are expected to have several years of postdoctoral or clinical research experience and the potential to generate their own grant support and a strong publication record.
The successful applicant will be a member of the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology and the Institute for Immunology.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/ women/ individuals with disabilities/ protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: UPEN-593a
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