Faculty Position in Molecular Epidemiology

University of Minnesota, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary will be commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Health Sciences, Pathology
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Full Time
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Make scientific breakthroughs that, once translated, will save lives or improve quality of life.


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking to hire a tenure track or academic track faculty member with expertise and research experience in molecular epidemiology.  This includes the use of molecular data (ranging from targeted individual biomarkers to large scale -omics data (e.g.) genetic, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic) for human epidemiologic studies for aging, dementia, diabetes, lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases and cancer. The candidate will work closely with the Advanced Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (ARDL) within LMP, which is the central laboratory and biorepository for over 60 NIH funded multi-center observational studies and clinical trials in the areas listed above.   Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree.  Academic rank and appointment type will be commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity.  Evidence of an established research program with external funding is preferred.  

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (http://www.med.umn.edu/pathology), which has a distinguished history of accomplishments in basic and translational research. The position provides resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and exceptional opportunities for collaboration with investigators in LMP, the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health.  


Successful candidates must have the ability to:

  • Obtain external funding to support innovative research.
  • Represent the Department and University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally and across the world.
  • Assist in the recruitment of the best and brightest doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and molecular pathology fellows and mentor them throughout their years of study. Obtain external funding for their support while working on research projects under the faculty. 
  • Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with departments and centers at the University, particularly within the Medical School, but also with Departments, Centers, and Institutes throughout the University, across the nation and the world.


The Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. Applications from individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, including those from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To apply for this position, go to https://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and go to search postings and enter the requisition 351445. Please upload a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references.  


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