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    Opportunity: Faculty positions -- Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry @ Temple Health -- Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Submitted by Jordan Rivkin; posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020


    The Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University invites applications to fill up to two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels.

    Candidates with strong backgrounds in bench laboratory or bioinformatics approaches, or both, using molecular, cellular, animal model, translational and/or computational approaches to investigate human disease will be preferred. Opportunities exist to collaborate with outstanding clinical programs and to investigate diverse patient populations. Clinical activity commensurate with expertise and interests exists for qualified candidates. Applicants must have an MD and/or PhD, and to have, or to develop, an extramurally funded research program and will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department. Academic rank, salary, and tenure status will be based on the qualification and experience of the selected candidate(s). Competitive salary and startup funds are available.

    The Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at Lewis Katz School of Medicine combines the clinical, research, and educational aspects of Genetics with research and education in Biochemistry. All research faculty members participate in the interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Research within the Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry encompasses transcriptional regulation, molecular signaling, cancer cell and molecular biology, structural biology, epigenetics, translational and clinical genomics, and zebrafish models. The department is an integral component within the School of Medicine's mission to build strong clinical service and translational research programs to enhance the transformation of basic science discoveries into better patient care. Areas of clinical and research strength include include cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, autoimmunity and diseases of the immune system, metabolic disease, and neurodegenerative disease.

    Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.


    Procedure for Candidacy:

    To be considered, please complete an online application:

    Application materials should include the following: a curriculum vitae, three-page description of research experience and future plans, three letters of recommendation and teaching statement.

    Please address your application to: Glenn S. Gerhard, MD, Chair, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, C/O, Jessica Vega, Senior Recruiter, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM. Email: jessica.vega[at]


    For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

    The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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