Assistant Professor position, Cornell

September 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant Professor Position in the area of Molecular Physiology. Applications from individuals at a more advanced rank will also be considered. While applicants with expertise in most areas of physiology will be considered, we are particularly interested in those individuals whose research addresses one or more of the following areas: metabolism, metabolic disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus, obesity, thyroid dysfunction), metabolomics, cardiometabolic disorders, endocrinology, and endocrine disorders. Irrespective of the field of interest, candidates must utilize multi-scale integrated approaches that encompass genetic, molecular, cellular and whole animal systems to understand the complexity of cell and tissue function/dysfunction. Translational and genomics approaches to understand human disease are particularly encouraged. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., D.V.M, M.D., or equivalent degree. In addition to establishing an innovative and robust extramurally funded independent research program, the candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate Animal Physiology teaching efforts (see The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary Life Sciences community on the main campus of Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, with additional potential for interactions with Weill Cornell Medical College faculty in New York City. The position offers opportunities to participate in several campus-wide faculty‐driven research initiatives, including those in Vertebrate Genomics and Stem Cell Science, to integrate with other units across both campuses (including the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Weill Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering), and to utilize state-of-the-art core facilities such as shared resources for iPS cell production, nanofabrication, and in vivo imaging (including micro-CT and MRI facilities). Please visit our Departmental website for additional information. Nestled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Ithaca boasts a superb array of attractions and amenities to satisfy individuals with wide-ranging interests/hobbies, all set in an environment that is supportive and nurturing for individuals and families alike. Cornell University, which lies at the heart of this vibrant community, embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts trainees of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. For more information, please contact Dr. Paula Cohen, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at molphysiology AT Prospective candidates should upload their application materials (cover letter, CV, Research and Teaching statements [max. 3 pages each], up to three pertinent publications) to together with 3 letters of reference. The search committee will begin considering complete applications on September 17th and will continue until the position is filled.

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