Precision Diagnostics (A)
Company: University of Georgia
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure
Track) Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in genetics, pathology,
immunology, bioinformatics, microbiology, cancer biology,
neuroscience or related disciplines.
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
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.
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
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
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
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
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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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