The new Program in Functional and Chemical Genomics at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF, omrf.org) is inviting applications for multiple independent faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Member levels (Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent). 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 disease. 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, 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 synergize with, but expand, the Foundation’s current research expertise. 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:
Functional Genomics using Genetic Model Systems
Drug Target Validation and Chemical Screening
Stem and Progenitor Cell Biology
Cell Fating and Developmental Biology
Genetics and Epigenetics Interactions
Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain robust extramurally funded re- search 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 opportuni- ties to participate in one or more graduate student education programs.
To apply, submit the following documents via FunctionalChemicalGenomics@omrf.org: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Research Statement; 4) Contact information for 3 references. All materials should be received by Jan 30, 2015.
Visit omrf.org/2015/11/23/omrf-launches-initiative-in-functional-and- chemical-genomics/ and jobs.omrf.org for more information.