Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota

Posted 7 months ago

The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota is seeking a dynamic, academically oriented Assistant Professor expected to participate in current research projects and to establish an active extramurally funded research program by developing and conducting research and securing outside grants and contract funds for research projects. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to participate in teaching medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students. principal job duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Developing and participating in original research, either basic or translational,
  • Writing independent grants and assisting the internal collaborators with their grants
  • Designing and conducting experiments
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Assisting in project planning and timing management
  • Submitting articles for peer reviewed publications
  • Presenting research at scientific meetings
  • Teaching and mentoring medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students


Candidates must have a PhD degree in molecular physiology with demonstrated basic research experience on renal mechanisms of hypertension in preclinical models.  Preferred qualifications include active independent research program in mechanisms of renal inflammation in hypertension. The candidate must be expert in performing state-of-the-art integrative physiological studies in chronically instrumented rodent models of hypertension as well as renal epithelial cell culture approaches to address mechanisms of renal inflammation. The candidate’s basic research program should align with clinical research activities in the Department of Surgery (renal transplantation) and Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. The candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and have strong track record of working efficiently independently and as part of a collaborative group. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability in the past to attract funding from national sources to support their research during their training phase (e.g., American Heart Association, American Society of Nephrology). The candidate must currently have an independently funded NIH R01 grant or have submitted of a fully developed competitive proposal at the time of application.

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About the department

The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School is driven to deliver clinical excellence, compassionate patient care, pioneering research, and the education of surgical leaders. The Department of Surgery consists of 62 faculty (47 clinical faculty members), approximately 36 fellows and 54 residents. The Department of Surgery has a rich history of renowned basic and clinical science research, distinguishing itself as an academic and clinical center of excellence. We are committed to engaged scholarship and excellence in teaching. Since 1916, the Department of Surgery has been providing innovative and compassionate patient care. The Department of Surgery strives to provide a productive work environment for women and men from varying racial, ethnic, social, and national backgrounds. Information regarding benefits may be found at\


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