The three basic science departments at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School seek outstanding candidates for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill multiple new faculty positions. The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology seeks outstanding, creative candidates whose research addresses mechanistic questions at the basic, translational and/or applied level to complement and diversify existing research strengths in the department. Current strengths include regulation of genome structure and gene expression, protein engineering, proteomic analysis of disease, structural and single molecule study of enzymes, nutrient and growth factor signaling, microbial evolution, signal transduction and defense mechanisms, RNA biology, structural biology, cancer biology, and molecular mechanisms of disease.
The research laboratories and office space for these faculty positions will be housed within medical school research facilities on the Piscataway (Busch) campus of RBHS and Rutgers. Successful candidates will be provided with a competitive start up package, laboratory space, access to high-performance computing clusters and other core resources, and will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded research program and participate in collaborative projects with other Departments and Institutes at Rutgers. Major duties and responsibilities include developing a robust, externally funded research program to conduct studies in fields related to human health, development and disease, and to support the educational goals and activities of Rutgers University through teaching and service, including participation in the teaching of professional, graduate and undergraduate students, and mentorship of trainees. The successful candidates will gradually assume teaching responsibilities commensurate with the teaching load of other tenure-track faculty in the departments.
Research programs utilizing interdisciplinary and translational approaches that develop interactions with the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery , Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, or Neurology, the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, the Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and other clinical departments within RBHS are encouraged.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop a robust externally-funded research program in an established or emerging area of biomedical science related to human health, development, and disease.
· Support the educational goals and activities of Rutgers University through teaching and service, including participation in the teaching of medical and graduate students, and mentorship of trainees.
· Understands and adheres to legacy UMDNJ's compliance standards as they appear in legacy UMDNJ's Corporate Compliance Policy and Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Required Documents to upload with your application:
(1) a letter of interest directed to the Faculty Search Committee (upload as Cover Letter)
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a one-page summary of important contributions to science (upload as Personal Statement)
(4) a two-page description of future research plans (upload as Research Statement)
(5) a statement describing your approach to inclusive teaching and integrating diversity in pursuit of academic excellence (upload as Teaching Philosophy)
(6) full contact information for at least three references
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. Timely submission of all materials, including confidential letters submitted directly by three referees, is highly recommended for full consideration.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree, postdoctoral experience, a demonstrated record of significant research achievement, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, a commitment to teaching medical and graduate students, and mentorship of trainees. An outstanding publication record, consistent with the candidate's training and experience is required.
Junior candidates with independent funding or grants under review are preferred. Mid-level candidates are expected to have a successful history of funding.
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