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Precision Diagnostics (A)

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track) Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in genetics, pathology, immunology, bioinformatics, microbiology, cancer biology, neuroscience or related disciplines.

Position Summary

The Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the area of translational genomics and precision medicine. We are seeking outstanding and innovative candidates with active research programs to join the Precision One Health Hiring Initative at the University of Georgia. The selected faculty members will utilize molecular and bioinformatic tools to identify unique antigenic and pathogenic characteristics, biomarkers, and distinctive metabolic pathways of diseases of human and animal populations to better understand disease etiology, transmission dynamics, pathogenesis, and host and environmental factors that contribute to disease progression.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working with genomic (or other -OMICS) or bioinformatic tools in defining disease pathogenesis, epidemiology, and diagnostic biomarkers in disciplines that would include infectious disease, immunology, oncology, and developmental and neurodegenerative diseases. Successful candidates for this position will have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary precision medicine program that includes a team of basic and applied scientists, engineers, frontline practitioners, policymakers and communications experts all working together with OMICS experts to translate basic findings from the bench to the bedside or industry, with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of humans and animals. This position requires some teaching duties at the undergraduate level. The Precision One Health initiative at UGA seeks to hire a total 16 new faculty positions that will focus on three pillars of disease management including 1) pathogenesis and diagnostics (this position), and 2) preventive measures and 3) therapeutic intervention.

The College of Veterinary Medicine will utilize this initiative to demonstrate our commitment to diversifying our faculty and ensure that we maintain and grow the culture of equity and inclusivity in our college. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the university and college, and this hiring initiative will make use of the best practices to ensure an inclusive search process. The Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the college identifies priority areas for our investments and through the 2021-2022 academic year we will develop a Diversity Strategic Plan as part of a campus-wide effort.

Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon qualifications and experience of the applicant.

Additional Requirements

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, please see the University of Georgia's Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who have completed 1 to 2 years of relevant post-doctoral training program and/or have a health professional degree (DVM, MD, PharmD, DDS, etc.) with relevant research background; and have potential for securing extramural funding.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A record of research productivity as it pertains to extramural funding, publications and outreach that is commensurate with the stage of their professional career and aligned with the areas of research and scholarship associated with this position.

A commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

Demonstrated ability for multidisciplinary collaborative research and collaboration with faculty in the CVM and the University.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter
* List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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