The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at Michigan State University are inviting applications for a tenure-system faculty position in biomedical science, broadly defined. Areas of interest include, but may not be limited to: big data, bioengineering, cancer biology, cell biology, chemical biology, computational biology, developmental biology, imaging, neuroengineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, structural biology, synthetic biology, systems biology, or related fields. The successful candidate will preferably be affiliated with one or more of the following departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computational Math Science and Engineering, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Physiology, or Pharmacology and Toxicology depending on interests, expertise, and accomplishments. A track record in federal grant support is expected, particularly for applicants applying to the Associate/Full positions. All applicants are expected to provide evidence of contributions to academic equity and excellence.
The Institute is comprised of interactive faculty and staff advancing interdisciplinary research and educational programs built on a foundation of varied biomedical and engineering disciplines at the frontiers of science. IQ is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural sciences. The research-focused IQ faculty have a deep and wide multidisciplinary expertise bridging many areas of biomedical sciences that support the educational and research missions of the University. The institute strives to foster openness and collaboration driving convergence in science. This design creates opportunities for making discoveries and developing technologies that dramatically impact clinical care and fundamentally change our understanding of the basic biology of health and disease. The Institute is called IQ for its dedication to the development of intelligent solutions to the most-pressing biomedical quandaries faced by scientists and clinicians. It merges world-class research with state-of-the-art biology/chemistry/imaging facilities (https://iq.msu.edu/).
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/.
The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin preferably on January 26, 2024. Late submissions will be considered if successful applicants are not identified by the stated deadline.
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, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -biomedical sciences or related
PhD in biomedical science or a related field
Track record of significant contributions to interdisciplinary biomedical research
Demonstrated sustainable and internationally recognized research program
Demonstrated track record in attracting external funding from federal funding agencies
Evidence of ability to be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students
Interest in and evidence of institutional and professional service
Dedication to the university’s mission in diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service
Additional research experience beyond the PhD, through a post-doctoral, industry, or faculty appointment
An ability to participate in curriculum development
Ability to collaborate with current faculty in the Institute, College as well as throughout the university
Required Application Materials
A cover letter summarizing motivation and qualifications for the position
Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Vision statement for research (~2-3 pages)
Vision statement for teaching and mentoring (~1-2 page(s))
(Vision for diversity, equity and inclusion should be integrated into the research and/or teaching statement)
Names and contact information for at least three professional references
Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions
TB risk or work within 3 feet of human patients in a health care setting or have potential exposure to animals or to specimens with Mycobacterium.
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
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