As part of an expansion of our existing research strengths in Toxicology and Vascular Health Outcomes, the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (DPP) at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center (WVU HSC) invites applications from outstanding scientists for one (1) tenure-track position, available July 1st, 2020. This recruitment is open to individuals with promising or established research programs, to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Because of the expanding growth of airborne exposures, the DPP is looking for investigators that can incorporate experimental models of inhalation toxicology into their existing research programs. As such, we seek investigators with a strong fundamental background and training in physiology, toxicology, and/or pharmacology with particular emphasis on the application of these approaches to study inhalation toxicology in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic and/or renal systems under conditions of environmental, personal, and/or occupational exposures. The overarching goal of the successful candidate's research program should have applicability to improve health disparities in West Virginia.
We especially seek investigators whose research programs will complement our existing strengths in:
* inhalation exposure
* maternal toxicant exposures and fetal programming
* redox biology
* systemic outcomes following an exposure
* microvascular physiology * health risks from nanomaterials and advanced material applications * hepatocellular biology * renal physiology or disease
It is important to note that the successful candidate must be a primary user and contributing member of the WVU Center for Inhalation Toxicology (iTOX) and thus will integrate their existing research program accordingly.
Appointees for Assistant Professor will be expected to develop a competitive, externally funded, independent research program and further develop their nascent skills in instruction of professional and graduate students. Appointees for Associate Professor will be expected to have current NIH or alternative extramural funding and demonstrable facility in instruction of professional and graduate students. Appointees will be expected to contribute to the HSC-wide teaching mission of the DPP. The successful candidate will receive a generous startup package, competitive salary, fully renovated laboratory space commensurate with experience and qualifications as well as full access to our state-of-the-art rodent Inhalation Facility housed within the DPP.
The WVU HSC supports excellent core facilities that include proteomics and protein mass spectrometry, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, functional imaging, flow cytometry, histology, and mouse gene-editing/transgenics. Recently, the WVU HSC has initiated a significant expansion to their rodent inhalation exposure facility. This multi-million dollar infrastructure improvement affords capacity for nine exposure and telemetry chambers in AAALAC accredited facilities. Aerosol exposures currently include engineered nanomaterials, combustion-related air pollutants, and cigarette/e-cigarettes with capabilities for controlled and well-characterized mixed exposures. West Virginia University is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research-Extensive, public institution. Morgantown is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and access to some of the best outdoor venues in the country.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.