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Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physiology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jan 10, 2024

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Life Sciences, Physiology
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The Department of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

Teaching responsibilities may include graduate and medical student instruction and training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include developing a successful extramurally-supported research program.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program that focuses on mechanistic investigations of physiology. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research leverages molecular, biophysical, structural, and cell-biological insights to inform physiological function. The Department has strengths in membrane transport, cytoskeletal biology, molecular motors, cell signaling, metabolism and cellular neuroscience, with strong interests in novel technologies and interdisciplinary research.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply before October 31, 2023.

The Perelman School of Medicine, one of the top ranked medical schools in the country for NIH funding, is a highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art core facilities ( There are opportunities for appointments in numerous thematic institutes and centers (, including the Cardiovascular Institute, Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, and Abramson Cancer Center. The School of Medicine is integrated within the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, a world-class institution with an easily walkable campus located near central Philadelphia.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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