The University of Chicago's Department of Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine, seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of the genetics and genomics of complex human diseases. We are seeking a human geneticist to implement empirical and/or computational methods for functional characterization of genetic and epigenetic variants identified from genome-wide association studies of human diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded Genetics/Genomics research program in close collaboration with other sections in the Department of Medicine, as well as other units across the University and city, such as the Department of Human Genetics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Argonne National Laboratory, and to contribute to teaching within one of the graduate programs, the medical school, and/or the College. Applicants are required to possess a doctoral degree in Genetics, Immunology, Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field, or a medical degree and comparable research experience. Clinical applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois. Individuals who use genomic technologies, including epigenomics profiling and gene-editing methods, are especially encouraged to apply. The search committee will also consider research interests and publication record. Opportunities for leadership positions may be available to candidates with appropriate skills or experience. Interested applicants are invited to upload a research statement and CV with bibliography online at academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54608. Academic rank and compensation are dependent upon qualifications and include a generous package of fringe benefits. Applicants at senior rank are expected to meet tenure requirements of the University. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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