We seek an assistant professor in the field of genomics to join our research initiative on evolutionary and functional genomics, and their applications in invasive species management. Candidates in related areas of biology with documented expertise in genome editing technologies will be considered. The successful applicant will 1) study the genomic regulation of physiology and behavior, including reproduction, metamorphosis, neurobiology, or life history strategies, in sea lamprey and zebrafish, 2) develop and evaluate the efficacy of approaches to generate genetically modified sea lamprey, and 3) oversee the daily operations of a newly constructed facility for fish genome editing. This is a five-year fixed-term position with a good possibility for renewal.
Plan and conduct research on genome evolution and function using sea lamprey and zebrafish as the primary model systems.
Develop and optimize gene editing techniques and delivery systems for lamprey species.
Coordinate research activities of postdoctoral research associates, technicians, and visiting scientists.
Advise graduate students.
Publish research results and develop research proposals.
Engage with sea lamprey research community and control agencies.
Provide service to the department, university, and professional community.
Encouraged to pursue other research interests within the general framework of genome biology.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -genetics, genomics, cell and molecular
Ph.D., with postdoctoral training and documented expertise in genome editing technologies.
Skills in bioinformatics and functional genomics.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong track record of scientific publication.
Experience or interest in working with graduate students and postdoctoral research associates from diverse disciplines and academic backgrounds.
Experience working in a diverse environment and in programs designed to promote inclusion.
Experience seeking extramural funding.
Required Application Materials
(2) Cover letter
(3) Statement of research interests
(4) List of three references
(5) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement: A statement of research philosophy that highlights your alignment with our desired qualifications and/or a summary of your experience with diversity in your research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence.
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