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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Position Number: 4463015
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Faculty Openings in Genetics, Cell Biology, & Development

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) has multiple Assistant and Associate Professor tenure-track openings in two broad areas:

- Genomics and cell biology, with a focus on fundamental life sciences research that will advance our understanding of how genomes and genotypes confer heterogeneous phenotypes during normal cellular differentiation and development, adaptation, as well as in pathological states.

- Eukaryotic synthetic biology and cell and tissue engineering, spanning the storage and expression of genetic information in eukaryotes, its translation into the workings of individual cells, and the assembly of cells into tissues and organ systems.

Successful candidates will leverage cutting edge technologies (e.g., genome editing, single cell genomics, epigenomics, imaging, and stem cells and organoid platforms) to discover and understand fundamental mechanisms underlying questions related to human health. Finalists will complement existing strengths in UMN research centers, including the Institute of Engineering and Medicine, the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development, the BioTechnology Institute, the Lillehei Heart Institute, the Epigenetics Consortium, and UMN's Medical School's Medical Discovery Teams (e.g., Addiction, Biology of Aging, Cancer, Immunology, and Optical Imaging and Brain Science).

GCD is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with outstanding faculty in genomics and genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology. GCD faculty span the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences and have access to excellent core facilities, an outstanding graduate program, an interdisciplinary environment integrated with translational research, engineering and computational expertise, and life sciences research across scales from atoms to organisms. GCD is located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, which consistently rank among the top places to live in the U.S. and are a hub for biotech and biopharmaceutical companies.

The University recognizes and values the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. The University serves a growing community of diverse students and is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing underrepresented groups and describe their experience and plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Qualifications. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have an outstanding track record of academic excellence with the drive to establish extramurally-funded research programs through independent and collaborative research. Applicants at the Associate/ Full Professor level are expected to have an established extramurally funded research program and a robust track record of publication and collaboration. All applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. degree.

How To Apply. Applications must be submitted online. Interested candidates should upload their CV, a cover letter, research statement (3 pages), teaching statement (1 page), a statement describing their plans to foster diversity (1 page), and list of three referees through the employment site links below:

Genomics and cell biology:

Synthetic biology and cell and tissue engineering:

Applicants at the interface of the two positions are encouraged to apply to both searches. Informal inquiries are welcome. Administrative questions can be sent to Jess Stuart ( Application deadline is Oct 15th, 2023. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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