Tenured-Track Professor Series University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06906
The Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Precision Health at UCLA (https://www.uclahealth.org/precision-health/) is searching for a tenure-track professor to join our faculty (http://medschool.ucla.edu/human-genetics). Preference lies at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor will receive full consideration.
We are seeking applications from candidates in all areas of human genetics and genomics. Physician scientist applicants are also encouraged and would have the option of a primary appointment in a suitable clinical department. We are especially interested in candidates who will take advantage of the recently established Institute for Precision Health (IPH), a virtual center that brings together faculty across clinical medicine, computer science, engineering, public health, and the social sciences. The Institute is recruiting 150,000 patients with genetic information as part of its ATLAS community health initiative and aims to provide a resource of genetic and genomic data from these patients coupled with deidentified health data from the patient electronic health records.
We particularly encourage applicants interested in developing high throughput screens and functional analyses using CRISPR engineering, clinical geneticists with research programs in specific disease areas, and computational biologists with an interest in combining information from electronic health records and genetics. Other IPH-related initiatives include the Center for Smart Health, the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA, the accredited MS Program in Genetic Counseling and the Depression Grand Challenge.
The UCLA genetics community has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including with faculty in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, History, Sociology, and Law. Beyond the Department of Human Genetics, UCLA has many other world-class geneticists in departments such as Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.
The Department is seeking candidates with the potential for being outstanding in the above noted requirements, in clinical work, in research, in teaching, and in having a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, and trainees.
Basic Qualifications: Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent
The Department encourages candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
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