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Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology (req17112)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type

Hiring Department
Cell Biology (624A)

Academic Location
School of Medicine

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine ( is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to build and sustain an active research program in cancer biology with special emphasis on cancer stem cell biology, tumor microenvironment, cancer cell metabolism, or angiogenesis, and a strong interest in basic biomedical research. Departmental research programs focus on cancer genetics and signaling, cardiovascular and renal disease, and neurodegeneration, and synergize with UNM Health Sciences Center signature programs (

The successful candidate will benefit from the exceptional opportunities for synergism and interactions with the UNM HSC signature programs, members of the four basic science departments, and the NIH NCI-designated UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (

Appointment will be in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will develop a rigorous and independent research program and participate in departmental activities including graduate and
medical school teaching.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
  • Postdoctoral experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Independent research program, or strong potential for obtaining R01 or equivalent funding, as evidenced by funding history, high quality publications, and research plan
  • Potential for research interactions with department members in the area of Cancer Biology
  • Potential for participating in institutional educational activities
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification and relating personal qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; CV or resume, a 1-page summary of current and proposed research, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nuttall, Search Coordinator,
(505) 272-0819,

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 11/1/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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