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Date Posted: 22-JAN-2015
PIN Number: #22584
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Department of Physiology invites an outstanding scientist with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor to begin April 1, 2015. We are searching for a creative research scientist who has extensive experience in knockout and transgenic mouse technology with a special emphasis on atherosclerosis, obesity and thrombosis. Experience in molecular biology techniques such as cloning, construction and validation of shRNA vectors, isolation of adipocytes, isolation of peritoneal and bone marrow-derived macrophages, isolation of platelets, monocyte subtype analysis by FACS, platelet aggregation, adhesion and spreading assays, primary cell culture, site-directed mutagenesis, Western blotting, and immunohistology are required. Knowledge of basic animal handling, mice colony management and breeding is a requirement.

The Department of Physiology has outstanding research facilities. We will consider applicants in all areas of lipid and inflammatory mediator research.

Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a description of research interests and goals (not to exceed two pages) as a single PDF document to Gadiparthi N. Rao., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology. Reference letters will be requested after consultation with candidates. Applications should be submitted by February 20, 2015, although applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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