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
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
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.
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