Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences / Umkc School of Medicine
The UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
SCHOOL of MEDICINE
Department of Biomedical Sciences
The UMKC Medical School is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District. The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.
The position is for a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will have a key role in helping to expand our neuroscience program by adding research strengths in mental health and/or addiction research and develop research projects for students interested in problems of relevance to rural and medically underserved health conditions.
Candidates must have expertise in research areas relevant to rural health including, addiction, mental health, maternal fetal, neonatal health, and diabetes. Candidates with expertise or demonstrated potential for broad areas of relevance to basic and/or translational addiction research are invited to apply. Expertise in "Omics" with emphasis on proteomics to collaborate with our state-of-the-art NIH-supported proteomics core is a benefit but not required. Candidates may have other additional synergistic research foci including but not limited to, behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics, the genetics of addiction, preclinical models of addiction, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical informatics, and artificial intelligence/big data.
Major responsibilities include maintaining an active extramurally funded research program, mentoring the research projects of graduate and undergraduate health sciences and professional students, residents, and fellows. The successful applicant will be expected to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Successful experience or demonstrated potential for teaching research methodology or mentoring research projects, basic science topics and in obtaining extramural research funding is desired.
The expected initial distribution of work will be 40% Research, 40% teaching, 20% service. Tenure-eligible candidates that bring in sufficient extramural funding may be able to increase their research workload.
Teaching duties include research methodology for health professions, statistics, bioinformatics, "Omics", microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, neuroscience, immunology. Mentoring the research projects of medical, graduate and residents. Mentoring graduate level journal clubs.
Teaching duties will be assigned based on the expertise and interest of the faculty member. Service includes, serving on departments, School of Medicine, or university committees. Examples include Faculty Meeting Committee, Student Research Committee, Research Advisory Committee, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Review Board, medical, physician assistant interviewing committee.
M.D. or Ph.D. in disciplines relative to the job description
Salary range is $85,000 to $100,000 and will be commensurate with credentials, evidence of success in obtaining external research funding, and experience.
To be considered, you must apply online at www.umkc.edu/jobs, click in Academic Positions (Job Opening ID 49436).
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