The newly founded Center for RNA Biomedicine, funded by the $150M University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative, solicits applications for faculty positions at the assistant professor level, but appointment at a more senior level is possible for applicants with suitable experience. The faculty position will be tenure track or tenured with a university year appointment starting September 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
- A PhD, MD, or other terminal degree
- Evidence of superlative scientific accomplishment and scholarly promise
- Depending on field, evidence of teaching excellence
Primary school and departmental affiliation(s) will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and preferences, and by relevance of the applicant’s research program to departmental initiatives and themes. We welcome applications from outstanding scientists in any area of RNA research complementary to existing expertise at Michigan, with particular emphasis on RNA drug targeting or as medicine, structural biology of RNA nanomachines, RNA structural in vivo profiling, RNA protein interaction profiling, and in vivo analysis of long non-coding RNA function. For further information about the Center for RNA Biomedicine’s current research areas, please visit https://rna.umich.edu.
All applications must be submitted online at https://rna.lsa.umich.edu/facRecruiting/application.php. You will be asked to upload the following materials: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of recent research accomplishments and statement of future research plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Candidates for appointment as an assistant professor should provide names and contact information for at least three references, as instructed in the on-line application form. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by January 15, 2019.
Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
For more information, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-615-8213
Learn more about the Biosciences Initiative at University of Michigan: biosciences.umich.edu.
Welcome to the University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine!
The University of Michigan – widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest research institutions – is an energetic and diverse community of students, scholars, researchers, scientists and artists. Each year, more than 35,000 people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are drawn to the University by its reputation for research and scholastic innovation and excellence, academic accomplishment and artistic freedom.
The University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine seeks to:
- Promote and develop cross-disciplinary collaborations on RNA across campus.
- Mentor the next generation of RNA biomedical scientists.
- Enrich the U-M’s intellectual and training environment around RNA biomedicine.
- Leverage and promote the strengths of the U-M RNA community, ranging from translational research to single cell and single molecule biophysics, and across RNA mediated diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and viral infection.
- Provide a central organizational structure to help recruit and develop common resources, including collaborative research grants and shared equipment, as well as domestic and international researchers.
View The UM Center for RNA Biomedicine Informational Video here
We welcome your application and assure you that it will be given the utmost attention by the search committee members. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer. The search committee may correspond with you directly after its initial review of all applicant files.
We wish you continued success in your scientific career, and thank you again for submitting an application for a faculty position in our Center and at the University of Michigan.
Mats Ljungman, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for RNA Biomedicine, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School
Nils Walter, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for RNA Biomedicine, Francis S Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry