Essential Functions: The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics in the Wayne State University School of Medicine (http://genetics.wayne.edu/) is expanding its high-impact research unit and is seeking outstanding candidates who are pursuing fundamental and/or translational problems in the broad range of disciplines represented in the Center and that would complement existing strengths. Particular foci of interest are human genetics and genomics (including computational biology, functional genomics, population genetics, biomedical informatics, statistical genetics, neurogenetics, clinical genetics, structural variation analysis, disease-related genetics, and genomic medicine) and metabolism (including mitochondrial biology and inflammation) and candidates in those areas will receive first attention.Our Center has a long history of providing high quality education and pioneering research for medical students, graduate students in our PhD and MS programs, and students in our Genetic Counseling program. A strength of our graduate programs is that, in addition to developing a high level of expertise in a research discipline, our students are required to develop a broad understanding in genetics and genomics technologies and computation. Wayne State University (www.wayne.edu) is located in Detroit's Midtown area, at the heart of the cultural and economic resurgence of the city. Metropolitan Detroit has a diverse population of four million. The region encompasses many outstanding residential areas, fine public and private schools for K-12 education, myriad of cultural and recreational opportunities, and proximity to other outstanding institutions of higher education.This tenured/tenure-track position can be filled at any level. A competitive start-up package will be provided, commensurate with the candidate's experience and achievement. Candidates will be expected to establish an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program and to be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Qualifications: Candidates holding a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s) with an established research record are encouraged to apply. MD must have a valid Michigan medical license.
Internal Number: 76_207473
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.