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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Assistant/Associate Professor - Faculty Position in Biomedical Genetics


Veterinary Pathobiology

Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
6/1/2022
Position ID
107263
Description

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vtpb), in partnership with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/sacs), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Texas A&M University is seeking a motivated individual for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track or tenure review upon hire faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of biomedical genetics. The anticipated starting date for this position is January 2023 or as negotiated. Candidates using genetic approaches to investigate spontaneously occurring or genetically-induced disease etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment (including gene therapy) in comparative animal models (including mice, companion animals, and/or production animals) are encouraged to apply. Particular areas of basic, translational, and clinical research strength in the College include biomedical genomics, cardiovascular sciences, internal medicine, musculoskeletal disease & regeneration, neuroscience, oncology, environmental health sciences, infectious diseases and biodefense, reproductive biology, and toxicology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active, federally funded research program, engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research across the College, and teach in the undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary professional programs. This position offers a unique and outstanding opportunity for the successful candidate to collaborate with veterinary clinician-scientists and advance clinical and translational research.

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology includes over 50 faculty members and 65 graduate students with diverse backgrounds and research interests. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences includes approximately 60 faculty, 55 house officers, and 17 graduate students representing > 10 collaborative specialty services with diverse clinical, teaching, and research efforts. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (https://vethospital.tamu.edu/) receives over 30,000 small and large animal cases per year and provides an outstanding environment to support clinical trials and research. The College strongly encourages collaborative research activity and is a role model for “One Health” through its research affiliations with a variety of sister institutions, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas Medical Center, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, the Texas Heart Institute, and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Research in biomedical genomics is supported by several graduate programs. The CVMBS Biomedical Sciences graduate program has tracks in Biomedical Genomics & Bioinformatics, Diagnostics & Therapeutics, Infection, Immunity & Epidemiology, and Physiology & Developmental Biology. Texas A&M University has a large interdisciplinary graduate program in Genetics and Genomics with a diverse range of specialties including Bioinformatics and Genomics, Medical Genetics, and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Genetics.

State-of-the-art core facilities, including live animal imaging, flow cytometry, genomics, BSL-2 and -3 labs, and excellent AAALAC-accredited ABSL-2 and -3 facilities are available at the University, including a brand-new AgBSL-3 Global Health Research Complex that was opened in 2021. Genomics and bioinformatics resources are offered through several system-wide initiatives including the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (https://genomics.tamu.edu/), the AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Services (https://www.txgen.tamu.edu/), the Texas A&M High-Performance Research Computing group (https://hprc.tamu.edu/), and the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (https://tamids.tamu.edu/). Resources for large animal research and imaging are available through the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (https://tips.tamu.edu/) and Translational Imaging Center (https://vetmed.tamu.edu/imagingcenter/). Resources for rodent research are available through the Comparative Research Program (https://vpr.tamu.edu/comparative-medicine-program/) and the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine (https://www.tigm.org/).

The community of Bryan and College Station has a combined approximate population of 270,000 and is an expanding and diverse metropolitan area with a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a relatively low cost of living.

Our programs aim to ensure that the CVMBS Community is representative, follows best practices, and creates a climate of inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Office. The CVMBS affirms and supports many different dimensions of diversity, and we are fully committed to ensuring a climate of inclusion where all our faculty, students, and staff are empowered to achieve their full potential. Texas A&M University is a smoke-free workplace.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or other related fields with an emphasis on genetic/genomic investigations of disease conditions. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience. Candidates hired to the rank of Associate Professor are expected to have an established, federally funded research program. Candidates hired to the rank of Assistant Professor should have a successful postdoctoral training experience with a record of research excellence and a strong potential for obtaining competitive federal grants to support their research. A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications is required and evidence of potential for teaching and mentorship is encouraged. The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of present and future research plans, summary of teaching experience, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/107263.  

Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Robin Williams-Callahan rbenbow@tamu.edu or Dr. Dana Gaddy, Chair of the search committee dgaddy@tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2022.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.