Assistant Professor Of Research - Dentistry, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States

October 12, 2021


Assistant Professor Of Research - Dentistry, Memphis - 21000001Q3


The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Research position. We are looking for a highly motivated Research Assistant Professor with strong enthusiasm in the field of stem cell research to discover novel epigenetic mechanisms in regulating normal and ischemic cardiac and oral disease tissues. Our laboratory is focused on elucidating the mechanisms and evaluation of epigenetic reprogramming of induced pluripotent stem cells. The candidate should be self-motivated with a proven track record of productivity and strong interest in cardiac disease, epigenetics and stem cell research. They should be able to demonstrate excellence in planning, executing, and analyzing experiments. Meet routinely with the principal investigator (PI) to update the project status. Involve in training of students and fellows. Design and perform experiments in epigenetic research in stem cell research related to oral or cardiac cells/tissues. Design and conduct gene targeting experiments in cells/tissues. Perform in vivo animal model research. Perform experiments in the field of epigenetic regulations of cardiac development. Study the role of autophagy in disease pathogenesis. Conduct experiments to study the environment-host interactions, epigenetic disease markers, and ischemia reperfusion injury. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Involve in data analysis and scientific presentations. Ability to work independently and anticipate changes in technology and standards; Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; Excellent interpersonal skills, including both written and verbal communication. Candidate is responsible for teaching techniques to research trainees and students, helping the Principal Investigator in publishing scientific manuscripts, generating data for new projects and helping the PI for writing grants, and developing data for submitting their own grant as PI.



PhD degree in science plus three or more years of relevant experience in epigenetic and stem cell research. One or more years of experience in Identifying gene expressions by RT-PCR, Western blot analysis and immunostaining. Advantages will be given for experience in molecular cloning and gene sequencing. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science .is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.



Primary Location



Bioscience Research

Campus/Institute Memphis



Job Posting

Sep 7, 2021, 11:08:43 PM