Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

University of Southern California Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

United States

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (Tenure Track)

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning January 1, 2021.  We are seeking a candidate who has at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience but no more than 3 years as an independent investigator.  We are looking to appoint an outstanding investigator who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Department and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Scientists from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, e.g. Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics, or Bioinformatics; we are especially interested in candidates that have training in both bench science and bioinformatics skills. Also, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience analyzing large cancer-related genomic and epigenomic datasets and who have led analysis efforts in projects that are components of large consortia, such as the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON), The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), and the PsychENCODE Consortia. The research space for this recruitment will be in the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center within the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The chosen candidate will be expected to form strong collaborations with other members of the Cancer Center. Therefore, in addition to an outstanding record of first and/or corresponding author publications,  documentation of a strong record of applicant-driven collaboration should be provided.  In addition to research, the new recruit will play an important role in the educational mission of the department, teaching and training MS, PhD, and medical students. The optimal candidate should have experience in mentoring graduate students in research-based projects and also provide a summary of their own teaching-related training experiences and their future goals related to classroom teaching.

Apple here and please upload the following items:

Cover letter CV Research statement, including a paragraph summarizing past and current collaborations Teaching and mentoring statement Three referees who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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