POSITION: The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/departments/veterinary-and-biomedical-sciences) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek candidates with research expertise in the microbiome, microbial interactions, or metagenomics, and vested interest to partner with the campus’s growing cadre of microbiome researchers and the production animal industries of the region. While the candidate does not need to have expertise in veterinary medicine or animal agriculture, it is expected that their research program will have relevance to production animal health and disease.
Candidates must be able to establish and sustain an independent, extramurally-funded research program and participate in the outreach and teaching missions of the Department and College. The successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s research signature programs (https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/research/signature-programs) and strengthen cross-disciplinary collaborations at the university and Academic Health Center (www.ahc.umn.edu). Among the nation’s top 10 public research universities, the University of Minnesota is committed to dynamic research culture supported by state-of-the-art core research facilities, new BSL2 and BSL3 animal facilities, the Supercomputing Institute, the University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC). The UMGC is a leading facility for microbial profiling through amplicon and shotgun sequencing (http://www.health.umn.edu/research/resources-researchers/genomics-center), and UMN is a participant in the National Microbiome Initiative and was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for its commitment to advancing microbiome research (https://cse.umn.edu/news-release/white-house-ostp-recognizes-university-of-minnesota-for-commitment-to-advancing-microbiome-research/).
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is approximately 80% research and 20% outreach/teaching. The successful applicant is expected to develop (Assistant Professor) or to currently have (advanced rank) an active externally funded research program, and the desire and capacity to participate in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional levels.
REQUIREMENTS:Candidates must have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. or equivalent degree with training in microbiology, computer science, bioinformatics, or related fields. Postdoctoral training is expected with evidence of innovative and collaborative research that is published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
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