Tenure Track Faculty Position in Molecular Toxicology

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Not specified
September 02 2021
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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Molecular Toxicology

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Job Overview
The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) is made up of world-class faculty and staff and conducting research in molecular toxicology & genetics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, and public health. The department's Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology (EGMT) is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Toxicology at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level (rank commensurate with credentials and experience). New faculty will find an outstanding environment for conducting independent and collaborative research within the department via interactions with faculty in the UCCOM, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and Cincinnati Veteran's Hospital Medical Center. The appointee will have the opportunity to become a member of the NIH/NIEHS funded P30 Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG), NIH/NCATS funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. These Centers and the Department offer a supportive environment and numerous interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities to conduct state- of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research in reproductive toxicology.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment can start at any time. Please submit complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching, and the names of three references.

Essential Functions

  • Participate in graduate and post-doctoral training and provide service to the Department and the College.
  • Conduct research focused on the genetic, epigenetic, immunological, or signal transduction pathways involved in the response to environmental chemical exposures using cellular and animal models with the potential for clinical relevance.
  • Maintain a track record of R01 grant funding from NIEHS or any NIH institute.
  • Lead an active research program aligned with investigators in the division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology,thecurrentNIEHSP30CenterforEnvironmentalGenetics,andtheplannedNIEHS Superfund Research Program.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a PhD in Toxicology or a related field of life sciences.

Additional Qualifications Considered
The candidate should have strong potential to be a leader in the field of molecular toxicology. Research focus on reproductive toxicology and developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) will be considered a strength. Senior level applicants should have an established record of continuous extramural funding and excellence in independent and collaborative hypothesis-driven research, teaching, mentoring, and service in their area of specialty. Junior level applicants should have demonstrated productivity and strong potential for independent hypothesis-driven and collaborative research, teaching, and the ability to obtain extramural federal funding. All applicants should have excellent communication skills. Preference will be given to those investigating the role(s) of environmental toxicants relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Environmental health Sciences (NIEHS).

Institute, City, State Information
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges and the College of Medicine ranks No. 44 for Medical School for Research. The 2018 Nature index of Life Science for the University of Cincinnati ranks 85 out of ~3000 Institutes worldwide. The UCCOM with CCHMC forms a rapidly growing and vibrant center for biomedical research, with over $360 million annually in extramural research support. The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is consistently ranked among the top departments among its peers. It has MS and PhD programs in EGMT, Epidemiology, Environmental and industrial Hygiene, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, a medical residency program in Occupational Medicine, and an MPH program with concentration in environmental Health. More information can be found at https://med2.uc.edu/eh.

The Cincinnati area provides excellent opportunities to enjoy arts, sports and outdoor recreation as well as outstanding school systems in family friendly communities. Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a sprawling metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports (baseball, football, soccer), outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities. In 2021, Cincinnati was ranked as the best place to live in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Cincinnati ranks 19th on the Top 25 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work by bizjournals.com, ranks as the 4th best U.S. city for recreation by Wallethub.com, and rates as 5th among the best park systems in U.S. cities by The Trust for Public Land.

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As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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