Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry - Tenure Track Faculty

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/2/2024 11:22 AM)
Specialty Area
Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry-Basic Science

Summary of Position

The Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position.


Candidates with strong backgrounds in bench laboratory or bioinformatics approaches, using molecular, cellular, animal model, translational and/or computational methods to investigate human disease will be preferred. Opportunities exist to collaborate with outstanding clinical programs and to investigate diverse patient populations. Clinical activity commensurate with expertise and interests exists for qualified candidates. Applicants must have an MD or PhD, have, or will be expected to develop, an extramurally funded research program, and contribute to the teaching and service missions of the Department. Academic rank, salary, and tenure status will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Competitive salary and startup funds are available.


The Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at Lewis Katz School of Medicine combines the clinical, research, and educational aspects of Genetics with research and education in Biochemistry. All research faculty members participate in the interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. The department is an integral component of the School of Medicine’s mission to build strong clinical service and translational research programs to enhance the transformation of basic science discoveries into better patient care. Areas of clinical and research strength include cancer, substance abuse, disparities, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, autoimmunity and diseases of the immune system, metabolic disease, and neurodegenerative disease.


Additional information about the Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry can be found on this website Department of Genetics, LKSOM, and additional information about LKSOM can be found at LKSOM


Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education, and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.


Procedure for Candidacy
To be considered, please complete an online application. Application materials should include a cover letter stating the area of expertise and qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; synopses of current research interests, professional goals, and past accomplishments (3-page maximum); teaching statement (1-page maximum); and three letters of reference or contact information from three professional references (name, title, email address and phone number for each). A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Please address your application to: Glenn Gerhard, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, C/O, Jessica Vega, Senior Recruiter, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, LKSOM. Email: Jessica.Vega@tuhs.temple.edu


For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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