The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health invites applications for an Epidemiologist with expertise in reproductive health and disease at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor on the tenure or non-tenure tracks.
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. and or/M.D with a research focus in the epigenetic mechanisms of developmental origins of health and disease, placental growth and development, reproductive health and disease or reproductive cancer is preferred. This might include, but would not be limited to, DNA methylation, histone modifications, small non-coding RNAs and the ability to work with large datasets. Successful candidates would be expected to collaborate with other investigators within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and beyond. Applicants should have a well-developed research program and extramural funding, preferably from NIH. Other duties would include departmental service and possibly teaching. Co-appointment in other departments is a possibility if the candidate so desires.
This epidemiologist will perform systematic, unbiased approaches to data collection, analyses and interpretation. Basic epidemiologic methods involving careful observation and use of valid comparison groups to assess whether the incidence or distribution of a disease, differs from what might be expected. Expertise with methods from other scientific fields, including biostatistics and informatics, with biologic, economic, social, and behavioral sciences is a plus.
The appointee is expected to develop his/her own independent, extramurally funded research program and be a contributing member of the department in delivering excellent research, teaching, community service and integrating the department’s activities with those of the School of Medicine.
The appointee will be supportive of Generalists, Subspecialists and Residents in the Department developing dynamic clinical and translational research programs. The appointee will also work with five PhD and MD faculty in the Reproductive and Perinatal Research Division exploring developmental origins of health and disease including diet, disease and environmental exposures; placental development; novel cancer therapeutics; and other human health research.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:
1. a letter interest; 2. a curriculum vitae; and 3. contact information (including email addresses) for three references
Successful candidate should have academic qualifications for the rank of assistant professor or associate professor (tenure track) with success obtaining extramural funding and a research interest in developmental origins of adult disease.
Additional Salary Information: Rank and salary will be commensurate with training, academic level and experience.
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is composed of 24 faculty and 6 nurse practitioners across six divisions with excellent opportunities for collaboration related to patient care, education, and research.
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