Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Chicago, Illinois
January 06 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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The Center for Genetic Diseases at the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  New members of the Center will join a highly successful and collaborative group of investigators that applies diverse approaches to better understand and treat genetic diseases.

Applicants should have a demonstrated research and publication record in genetic diseases or genetic risks with a particular interest in, but not restricted to, respiratory conditions and cystic fibrosis. The successful candidate will be expected to direct an extramurally funded research program that complements the Center’s current strengths in the molecular basis of disease with an emphasis in disease mechanisms and/or drug discovery/screening. Preference will be given to candidates that are experienced in single-cell RNA sequencing analysis, ion channel physiology, cystic fibrosis genetic analysis, animal models or related areas.

Faculty in the Center of Genetic Diseases will have an academic appointment in the Discipline of Physiology and Biophysics or Cell Biology and Anatomy and will contribute to teaching in the medical and graduate programs, including mentoring of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees.  Start-up packages and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Center encourages applications from individuals that incorporate novel, cutting edge approaches to studying disease at the basic science, translational, or clinical levels. Applicants whose work integrates with current faculty research interests in the Center for Genetic Diseases is preferred. 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an 85-acre campus in North Chicago, IL.  The Chicago Medical School (CMS) at RFUMS is one of six medical schools in the Chicago metro area, and offers ample opportunities for collaboration with other scientists in the region. The medical school is committed to growing the research mission. As a part of this commitment, CMS has recently reorganized all researchers into six Centers, which occupy the new 100,000 sq. ft. Innovation and Research Park This facility is designed to promote collaboration among academic scientists and industry partners to accelerate clinically-relevant and translational research. The medical school has also initiated a new hiring phase, anticipated to include up to 10 tenure track positions over the next five years.  

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Please include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes prior research accomplishments and future plans, and contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

If desired, a short email stating an intent to apply or any informal inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Michelle Hastings, Director, Center for Genetic Diseases (

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. We are especially seeking and encouraging nominations and applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their respective fields, and others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University.

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