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Academic/Administrative Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Human and Molecular GeneticsDate Posted: 6/13/2012
Rank:  Instructors, Asst Professors (non-tenure)Hire Date:  12/31/2012
Title:  Instructors, Asst Professors (non-tenure)Position Number:  F3117, F5119, F1357, F1631
Deadline:  Open until FilledType of Search:  National
Description:  The Department of Human and Molecular Genetics (HMG), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) in Richmond, Virginia are undergoing expansion in the areas of cancer and neurodegeneration. Research that focuses on current genomic discoveries in medicine with an emphasis on translating these findings into improved approaches for diagnosis and treatment of human diseases are areas of high priority of this initiative.
Qualifications:  HMG/VIMM is seeking several research Instructors and Assistant Professors (non-tenure track). HMG/VIMM is building an outstanding team to pursue translational research in the board areas of cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious diseases. Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree and a minimum of three years of postdoctoral training in state of the art molecular biological techniques and animal disease models that are relevant to the mission of the VIMM. Evidence of previous research productivity as exemplified by high-impact publications in peer-reviewed journals is required. We expect the incumbent to work on collaborative projects, including melanoma and brain, lung, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, ongoing in the VIMM and to also work toward developing independent research programs. Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Application Process:  Interested candidates should provide by e-mail: a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and future research directions, and contact information for three-to-four references, preferably as a single PDF file to: Dr. Paul B. Fisher (hmgvimm@vcu.edu) Department of Human and Molecular Genetics Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine 1101 East Marshall Street, Sanger Hall Building, Room 11-015 Richmond, VA 23298-0033 Review of Applications will begin soon and will continue until the positions are filled. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For Additional Information:  Linda Downes-Piazza Phone:804-628-5169 Fax:(804)827-1124 Web:http://www.gen.vcu.edu/