Assistant Professor and Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Employer
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and includes an excellent benefit package.
Posted
February 27 2017
Position Type
Full Time

NON-TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITIONS TO STUDY LUNG INJURY AND REPAIR

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN MEMPHIS

Two positions are available to study lung injury and repair in the lab of Dr. Christopher M. Waters, PhD, in The Department of Physiology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis.  We are seeking outstanding scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees for (1) a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor and (2) a postdoctoral position. The ideal candidates will have research experience in the field of pulmonary disease with a focus on acute lung injury, inflammation, mechanobiology, or epithelial biology, but outstanding candidates with experience in other areas will be considered.  Responsibilities of the assistant professor position include working with Dr. Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., to direct NIH-sponsored research on mechanisms of lung injury and repair; developing novel approaches for studies of lung injury in vivo and cell injury in vitro; designing and conducting experimental studies within an interdisciplinary team; organizing, analyzing, and presenting experimental data; managing laboratory personnel; developing biosafety and IACUC protocols; and developing new grant applications.  Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, animal models of lung injury, inflammation, epithelial biology, mechanical ventilation, fluorescence microscopy, and pulmonary physiology are desirable for postdoctoral applicants.  All applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills.  UTHSC is the state’s flagship academic health center with an annual budget of close to 400 million dollars.  The Department of Physiology is currently ranked in the top ten nationally by the American Physiological Society. 

Candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a description of research interests/goals (not to exceed two pages) as a single PDF document, and a list of references with contact information to:Christopher M. Waters, Ph.D., Interim Chair  Department of Physiology

E-Mail: cwaters2@uthsc.edu

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.