Assistant/Associate Professor of Metabolomics

State College, Pennsylvania
March 08 2018
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Metabolomics


The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University are seeking to hire a new tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in metabolomics, metabolism, and/or relevant aspects of analytical chemistry, and be well versed in the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput and high-dimensional data. A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. The expectation is for a 75% research, 25% teaching assignment. This position features a competitive start-up package and outstanding research space. The faculty member will be expected to develop a strong, independent research program supported by extramural funding to provide novel discoveries relevant to important animal and/or human health concerns. The successful faculty member will actively participate in development of a high-profile, cross-disciplinary metabolomics research program. This may include collaborations with diverse investigators to undertake studies of metabolomics, potentially in concert with the microbiome. Also, as part of the leadership team of The Pennsylvania State University Metabolomics Initiative, the successful applicant will offer guidance and assistance for other investigators who are less familiar with metabolomics. Responsibilities of the faculty member will include training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and teaching an undergraduate course in metabolomics and a graduate level course. The successful applicant will become an effective member of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( Additional involvement may include engagement in appropriate interdisciplinary research and mentoring activities within and outside the College. Consistent with Penn State policies, the faculty member is expected to be a good citizen in the Department and serve on Departmental, College and University committees as appropriate. He or she should comply with all relevant policies, maintain high ethical standards, and participate in professional service and/or outreach as part of his or her academic appointment. The ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff is required. The Pennsylvania State University is a Land-Grant university located in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students. The area is popular for its mountains, streams, parks, and superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of cultural events. To apply, please upload a letter of application, including a summary of how you meet the qualifications, a summary of current and future research activities, a current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts if at an early career stage, a brief statement of professional career interests and goals, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Andrew Patterson,, chairperson of the search committee.


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