Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position in Cell Biology

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Commensurate with experience
September 23 2021
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The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) invites exceptional scientists to apply for a tenure-track eligible, assistant or associate professor position.  Candidates with research interests addressing fundamental questions relevant to cilia/ciliopathies, centrosomes/centrosomopathies, microtubules and pathologies related to microtubule defects are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop/maintain an independent and dynamic research program. Their program will develop within the context of a growing cohort of basic scientists focused on mechanistic studies of primary cilia.  The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is adjacent to OUHSC and maintains a collaborative partnership with OUHSC. Scientist at OMRF are also a source of collaborators for studies in this field. All OMRF core facilities are available to OUHSC investigators.

The Department of Cell Biology is one of five basic science departments within the College of Medicine at OUHSC, providing a highly interactive cohort of scientists with interests in cilia, cell signaling, cancer, vision, neuroscience and cardiovascular biology. For further information about the department go to

OUHSC is a comprehensive health center that includes Colleges of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, Medicine, and the Graduate College.  It is home to two hospitals and an NCI-designated Cancer Center.  OUHSC Core Facilities include the state-of-the-art Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research, which provides services specializing in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, cytometry, and imaging.

OUHSC is located in downtown Oklahoma City. The greater Oklahoma City area has a rich cultural base with modern, vibrant business and entertainment districts. The cost of living is enviably low relative to other university communities across the country.

Successful applicants will receive a competitive salary, generous, multi-year start-up package, and be assigned newly renovated laboratory space.

Job requirements include evidence of outstanding research productivity and a PhD, MD or equivalent. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of current research interests and future research plans as one pdf file. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage. Please address the application to Dr. Marie Hanigan, Chair of the Cell Biology Search Committee and send the application packet to Paula Slaughter at

The University has a commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.