Employment Opportunities

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Current Job Openings in the Department of Cell Biology: 


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Faculty position in Cell Biology

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Faculty position in Cell Biology

The Department of Cell Biology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) invites exceptional scientists to apply for a tenured/tenure-track eligible faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to develop/maintain a fully independent and dynamic research program. All candidates with research interests addressing fundamental questions relevant to Cell Biology will be considered. Candidates with expertise in cilia/centrosomes/microtubules, adult stem cells/tissue regeneration, and neurobiology are of special interest. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent is required.

The Department of Cell Biology is one of five basic science departments within the College of Medicine at OUHSC, providing a highly interactive cohort of scientists with interests in cardiovascular biology, vision, cancer, stem cells, neuroscience, cilia, calcium signaling, ion channels and basic cell biology. The department has its own imaging core with a wide variety of imaging equipment including a live cell imaging system, a standard confocal system, and a two-photon confocal microscope. The department is ranked 12th nationally in NIH funding among Cell Biology departments.

OUHSC is a comprehensive health center that includes Colleges of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, Medicine, and the Graduate College. It is home to two hospitals and an NCI-designated Cancer Center. OUHSC has multiple NIH-sponsored Centers that provide infrastructure and support in the areas of Aging/Geroscience, Diabetes, Cancer, Vision, and Immunology/Microbiology. Local funding is available on a competitive basis. Total sponsored awards at OUHSC for FY20 are $190 million, an increase of almost 30% over FY19. NIH awards for FY20 are over $86 million, an increase of 40% over FY19.

OUHSC Core Facilities include the state-of-the-art Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research, which provides services specializing in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, cytometry, and imaging. The Division of Comparative Medicine manages facilities for rodent (barrier & conventional), aquatics, and larger species. There are currently approximately 300 IACUC-approved active animal use protocols. The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is adjacent to OUHSC and maintains a collaborative partnership with OUHSC. All OMRF core facilities are available to OUHSC investigators.

OUHSC is located in downtown Oklahoma City. The greater Oklahoma City area has a rich cultural base with modern, vibrant business and entertainment districts. The cost of living is enviably low relative to other University communities across the country.

Successful applicants will receive a competitive salary, generous, multi-year start-up package, and be assigned newly renovated laboratory space. Appointment to Assistant Professor will require evidence of outstanding research accomplishments. Appointment to Associate or Full Professor will require an established research program funded by a national agency. All members of the department participate in the teaching mission of the College of Medicine and the Graduate College. For further information about the department go to https://basicsciences.ouhsc.edu/cb/.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of current research interests and future research plans as one pdf file. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage. Please send the application packet to Paula Slaughter at paula-slaughter@ouhsc.edu. Confidential inquiries may be addressed to Eric Howard, Ph.D. at eric-howard@ouhsc.edu.

The University has a commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo! Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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