Endowed Faculty Positions in Cancer Research
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
The new Program in https://omrf.org/programs/functional-chemical-genomics-research-program/ at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF, https://omrf.org/) is inviting applications for multiple independent faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Member levels (Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent). Two endowed chairs are available for outstanding candidates at the Associate Member level. OMRF is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental, interdisciplinary research and to the translation of knowledge to medicine and public health in areas including autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, aging-related diseases, metabolic diseases and cancer. The Program will combine the latest technologies in genomics, functional genomics, model systems biology, chemical biology and computational analyses to tackle fundamental questions emerging from ongoing high-throughput genetic and epigenetic studies of cancer and other diseases. The Program occupies newly renovated space designed to foster highly collaborative and innovative research using computational and/or genetic models systems such as yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish, planaria, mice and stem cells aimed at scaling the evaluation of genetic and epigenetic alterations. This biological understanding will be used to interrogate opportunities for therapeutic intervention and define chemical mechanisms. Faculty research programs at OMRF are supported by competitive start-up and salary packages, as well as, ongoing annual support and a commitment to faculty development. OMRF faculty have access to state-of-the-art mouse and zebrafish facilities and outstanding core technology laboratories like Flow Cytometry, Imaging, NextGen Sequencing and more.
We are looking for interactive and creative faculty whose research interests focus on the mechanistic understanding of cancer and its treatment or prevention. Candidates holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in biological or biomedical science fields, with relevant postdoctoral experience, and outstanding research accomplishments in areas including, but not limited to the following are invited to apply immediately:
• Cancer Functional Genomics using Genetic Model Systems
• Drug Target Validation and Chemical Screening
• Cancer Stem and Progenitor Cell Biology
• Cell Fating and Developmental Biology
• Genetics and Epigenetic Interactions
• Systems Biology
Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain robust extramurally funded re­search programs and may seek adjunct appointments in one of the many relevant University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and/or Graduate College Departments, and will have opportuni­ties to participate in one or more graduate student education programs.
To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/904194 and submit the following documents via FunctionalChemicalGenomics@omrf.org: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Research Statement; 4) Contact information for 3 references.