Call for Applications: Director, Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The Director will be charged with developing a new mission for the PMBB that will provide critical support for the overall research program outlined in the SOM strategic plan. The position is a supplemental administrative position for a current full-time faculty member at the Associate to full Professor level.

The School of Medicine is seeking applications for the Director of the Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (PMBB).  The position is a supplemental administrative position for a current full-time faculty member at the Associate to full Professor level. The academic appointment can be in the SOM or the College of Arts and Sciences.  Most likely department appointments would include Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cell and Development Biology, Cell and Molecular Physiology, Genetics or Biology.

The Director will be charged with developing a new mission for the PMBB that will provide critical support for the overall research program outlined in the SOM strategic plan.  This mission will encompass the theme ‘Model Organisms to Human Biology’.  Faculty research areas will range from fundamental processes that occur in the differentiation of pluripotent or multipotent stem cells into specific tissues to the identification and study of novel genes that participate in both normal and abnormal development, ultimately informing models of human disease.  The emphasis will be on non-mammalian systems (e.g. zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans and plants) that can combine the fields of genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches.  Faculty members will span multiple departments and schools, as does the current PMBB faculty.

To apply please submit a CV and one-page (maximum) statement reflecting your vision for the new PMBB.  Please consider how the new mission will enhance, but not duplicate, ongoing efforts of other units (departments and centers) with which the PMBB will interact.  If you envision an educational component as part of the mission, please discuss how it would complement, without duplicating, current training programs.  Please also discuss how your vision would continue and enhance interdisciplinary interactions between the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences.  This material is due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012. Send it to Dede Corvinus at dede_corvinus@med.unc.edu.

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