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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor, tenured track, in the Department of Physiology. This appointment will be a joint appointment with the Division of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Internal Medicine. The preferred candidate will develop a basic research program with an experimental laboratory in which generation of data lends itself to advanced informatic analysis. For example, development of bioinformatics or computational biology to better understand human disease, working towards personalized and translational medicine. Given this area of emphasis and the interaction of a basic and clinical departments, candidates that can bridge these disciplines will be favored.
The Department of Physiology is highly ranked in the Blue Ridge Institute metrics and is a multidisciplinary unit of highly productive faculty. The faculty have substantial extramural funds to support their research and are engaged in significant teaching efforts for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Our research is enhanced by a highly collaborative environment with multiple Colleges. UK is one of only a handful of academic medical centers in the nation that have all health profession schools on one campus: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Sciences. In addition, the department is well positioned to undergo substantial thematic growth under new leadership.
The Division of Biomedical Informatics is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-talk and collaboration. The Biomedical Informatics Division is housed within the Department of Internal Medicine/College of Medicine and is embarking on a period of major expansion within the University. Efforts focused on the Biomedical Informatics expansion will create direction for the academic entity and stimulate research across the campus, building relationships and infrastructure for the success of this program.
The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at http://www.uky.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should include the following:
Brief description of research interests (Specific Request 1)
Contact information for three references or the inclusion of their recommendation letters (Specific Request 2)
Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Productivity in research, teaching and aptitude for mentoring.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a related field.
Required Related Experience:
Research experience in computational science and/or biomedical informatics and/or data science, bioinformatics and computational biology.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
The preferred candidate will have appropriate postdoctoral experience and the potential to establish an extramurally-funded research program.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.