Faculty Positions in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics

University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Faculty Positions


University of Mississippi Medical Center

Applications are invited for faculty positions in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Applicants will be considered for ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with appropriate postdoctoral research experience. Special consideration will be given to candidates with research accomplishments in one or more of the following general areas: 1) endocrinology with focus on obesity, metabolic diseases and/or nutrition; 2) neurosciences with a focus on the hypothalamus, brainstem, and/or autonomic nervous system; 3) cardiovascular or renal physiology/pathophysiology; 4) clinical and population research; 5) in vivo imaging, especially MRI, with a focus on brain, cardiorenal or metabolic diseases.

Candidates for assistant professor rank should have publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, a well-defined research vision, and are expected to establish extramurally funded research programs. Candidates for appointment at associate or full professor ranks should have a robust record of innovative accomplishments in basic, clinical or population research, including publications in leading journals, extramural research funding, and a well-defined research vision. Faculty members will receive highly competitive salaries and excellent start-up packages.

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics has a long history of international prominence in cardiovascular and renal physiology and in the pathophysiology of hypertension and related cardiorenal and metabolic disorders. The Department is the home of 6 multidisciplinary research centers and offers outstanding core facilities and generous laboratory space in the modern state-of-the-art Arthur C. Guyton Research Center. There is a large group of prominent, NIH-funded researchers working in the areas of cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases who offer outstanding mentoring for young investigators and excellent opportunities for collaboration. UMMC has a large, diverse patient population and is the home of the Jackson Heart Study, an NIH-sponsored study of risk factors for cardiovascular, renal and metabolic disease in >5300 African Americans. The Department ranked 4th in total NIH funding among all physiology departments for the past 2 years and its members serve in leadership positions of multiple professional societies. Additional information about the Department of Physiology & Biophysics can be found at www.umc.edu/physiology and an overview of UMMC can be found at: www.umc.edu/UMMC/About-Us/About-Us-Overview.html

Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs, including bariatric surgery and weight management programs. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children’s hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants’ hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with University Hospital.

Jackson and the surrounding communities have a moderate climate, low housing costs, excellent schools and numerous recreational opportunities. Applicants should send, via email attachments (PDF or Word files), their curriculum vitae (with publications and extramural research funding) as well as a brief cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications to Dr. John E. Hall at slucas@umc.edu. All applications will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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