Research Assistant Professor; Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG); AD-0401-00

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Apr 30, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USU serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation. USU uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (APG), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, invites applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor (tenure ineligible track). The department has strong commitments to medical education and biomedical research. APG faculty have broad basic and translational science research interests related to neurodegenerative and cardiopulmonary diseases, traumatic injury, and chronic pain. APG faculty have leadership roles and teaching responsibilities in the pre-clerkship years for the SOM and in the interdisciplinary graduate student programs, including the Neuroscience Program and the Molecular and Cell Biology Program. APG faculty have strong collaborative interactions with the SOM departments of Biochemistry, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Medicine, and Radiology.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics and as such will be responsible for teaching, research, and administrative assignments. In coordination with other faculty members, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and coordinating research programs including laboratory activities related to the development of therapeutics for white matter pathology in experimental models of traumatic brain injury.

The successful candidate will serve as a research supervisor and project team lead for intramural and extramurally funded collaborative research programs. Develop independent lines of research to answer fundamental questions about white matter cellular and molecular pathophysiology, functional assessments, and outcome measures for evaluation of candidate therapeutics and diagnostics for traumatic brain injury.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing applications for research grants or contracts from extramural and/or intramural sources; maintaining an active research program; serving as principal investigator and/or co-investigator on funded investigational, research and/or developmental projects; setting research objectives, directing experimental work of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians and other research staff, evaluating data, drawing conclusions, assessing progress, publishing results, and lecturing on neuroscience and translational therapeutics topics.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an earned doctorate (PhD) degree, plus experience in teaching, personnel management, training research methods, and experimental design in scientific disciplines. Expertise and experience must be reflected by scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to the field of Neuroscience. The incumbent must have principal research expertise in the area of neurotrauma research of major importance to the military. Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are required as well as experience with electronic data processing. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Research Assistant Professor level in accordance with USU and SOM academic policies.

The following knowledge and/or experience is highly desirable: expertise with animal models of traumatic brain injury and diverse techniques for analysis of white matter pathophysiology and function, including histopathology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, molecular analysis of therapeutic targets, relevant behavioral assessments and experience with small and large animal models.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

This position does not involve a start-up package for a research lab or independent lab space.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Instruction to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Along with the cover letter, applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, reprints of four recent publications, a statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of six individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:

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