Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
January 17 2019
Ann Louise Olson
Organization Type


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Medicine

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience, seeks a distinguished academic leader in Aging research for the position of Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Appointment will be at the level FULL PROFESSOR with TENURE-ELIGIBILITY.  A qualified applicant for this ENDOWED position must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has a diverse faculty with interests in biochemical mechanisms of neuro-degeneration, aging, metabolic regulation or structural biology. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an actively growing campus with 7 colleges and three (3) hospitals (OU Medical Center, OU Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center). The environment to conduct scientific research and interact with colleagues is excellent.

Over the past decade, OUHSC has developed a nationally recognized program in aging, which includes a P-30 Nathan Shock Center of Excellence, GeroScience CoBRE, and a T32 Training program in Geroscience. The Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is expected to play a major role in developing the newly developed GeroScience Center but to also integrate into OUHSC’s research strategic plan to expand the relationship between the NCI-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center as well as other departments on campus.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter describing academic accomplishments and leadership vision to: Ann Louise Olson, PhD, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (ann-olson@ouhsc.edu).

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.