Gene Therapy Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology
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Full Time
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Description: The Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidates will join a newly organized research center dedicated to the use of gene therapy in the treatment of human disease. The successful applicant will either develop or have an established research program in gene therapy depending on rank of hire. Individuals with experience in capsid evolution of AAV and individuals with a focus on specific disorders with novel approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. The aim is to build a collaborative environment that rapidly moves gene therapy through preclinical phases so that it can be applied in the clinic. The department has investigators who have worked on translating gene therapy for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy that have made major advances in bringing gene therapy to the clinic. Furthermore, the department has complementing expertise in RNA biology, epigenetics, neurodegenerative disorders, and metabolism. The department envisions an interactive environment that moves therapies forward to the clinic. Any questions can be directed to the chair of the search, Dr. Arthur Burghes, through Jessica Berner at 


Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience. A proven record of accomplishments in gene therapy-related research and a strong publication record are required. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels should have current federal funding for their research program. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies.


About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, and a strong economy. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the top U.S. cities for quality of life and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at


Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those received by August 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Jessica Berner at


The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are also a founding member of the American Talent Initiative that strives to reach lower income students. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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