Faculty, Genetics

Mercer University
Savannah, Georgia
March 13 2019
Life Sciences, Genetics
Organization Type

Position Title - Faculty, Genetics

Department - Biomedical Sciences

Division - School of Medicine

Vacancy Number - F20-006

Work Location - Macon, GA or Savannah, GA

Job Type - Full-time

Job Category - Faculty


Mercer University School of Medicine seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in epigenetics. This position could be based on the Macon or Savannah campus. We are particularly interested and encourage applications from investigators with interests in applying epigenetic approaches to populations who are disproportionately at risk for health disparities although all areas of epigenetics will be considered. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of epigenetics and the relationship between the epigenome and phenotype utilizing either genomic, bioinformatic, genetic epidemiological, and/or systems approaches. The candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program and to interact collaboratively with basic scientists and clinical faculty located on the Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Atlanta campuses as well as training initiatives involving undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Successful applicants will participate in MUSM's interdisciplinary patient-based learning curriculum for medical students. Applications for consideration at the Associate Professor level must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research including extramural, peer-reviewed funding and excellence in teaching. The Mercer University School of Medicine has facilities for electron and confocal microscopy, FACS, and animal husbandry available to all investigators.

The mission of Mercer University School of Medicine is to educate Georgia students who will become well-trained, compassionate healthcare professionals in Georgia and practice in rural or medically underserved areas of this state. Our goal is to provide rural and underserved Georgians access to care delivered with skill, compassion and the highest level of integrity. In addition to the M.D. program, Mercer University School of Medicine offers graduate degree programs in Pre-clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy. The full 4-year M.D. program is offered in the Macon and Savannah campuses and years 3 and 4 of the M.D. program are additionally offered in the Columbus Campus. Students have the opportunity to learn in institutions such as Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah; Columbus Regional Health and St. Francis Hospital, Columbus; Medical Center at Navicent Health and Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD., MD, or equivalent) from an accredited University/College and have at least three years of post-doctoral experience with a record of scholarly activity as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications. Mercer University recognizes the importance of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research Interests, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applications must include (i) current curriculum vitae, listing publications and extramural funding history, (ii) cover letter, (iii) brief (2 pages max) statement of research interests, and (iv) names and contact information for three professional references.

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