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Assistant Professor - Genome Integrity - Department of Molecular Biosciences

University of South Florida - USF
Tampa, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 22, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Genomics, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of South Florida (Tampa campus) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-earning faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in genome integrity with the expected start date of August 7, 2024.

We particularly encourage applicants whose research expands and complements our current interests in DNA replication, genome instability, and oxidative stress ( and who seek to establish an innovative research program with a focus in this area, including but not limited to molecular and cellular mechanisms of genome instability, DNA damage response, chromatin biology, environmental exposures (the exposome), DNA damage outcomes, and disease.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded research program, as well as to contribute to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a supportive and collaborative environment, outstanding laboratory space, as well as a competitive salary and start-up package for the successful candidate.

About the Department of Molecular Biosciences:
The Department of Molecular Biosciences is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Opportunities for collaboration exist within CAS, including with the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, and across the USF campus, including with the Morsani College of Medicine, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Institute. USF is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University/Very High Research Activity and has one of the fastest growing biomedical research bases in the country.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, and a successful track record of publications in fundamental and/or applied research in genome maintenance. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. 


How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including the names and contact information of at least three referees, research plan, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

We strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on December 1, 2023.

Only online applications are accepted for this position. Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the . Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Leyla Thomas at (813)974-8088, a minimum of five working days in advance.


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