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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

The University of Georgia announces a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor

in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) ( The mission of the CMM is to better

understand the molecular and cellular basis of human disease, and then to use this information for the

development of new therapies, cures, and diagnostics. To advance this mission, we are seeking

applications from talented and accomplished investigators who exhibit potential for developing

vigorous research programs. We seek outstanding scientists who are addressing fundamental

biological problems whose research either complements or expands existing strengths in the Center.


Candidates with interests including but not limited to the following areas are expressly encouraged to


• Immunobiology: innate and adaptive immunity, host-pathogen interactions, vaccine

development, autoimmunity, cancer immunotherapy

• Neuroscience: neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, synaptic

dysfunction, age-related cognitive impairment

• Genomics: cutting edge technology development to study single-cell genomics, spatial

genomics, 3D organization and function of the nucleus, functional genomics

• Drug development: high throughput compound screening using physiological and disease

models including human organoids


We anticipate that successful candidates will have one or more of the following: a record of

postdoctoral work, relevant research background, or independent funding. Successful candidates will

be expected to build and maintain a vibrant, extramurally-funded research program that integrates

with and leverages the highly collaborative research environment at the CMM and UGA.


An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered.

Laboratory space will be located in the CMM Building that is connected to the Complex Carbohydrate

Research Center (CCRC). The CMM benefits from strong interactions with UGA researchers at other

research centers as well as academic departments on campus.


The University of Georgia (, ranked in the ‘Top 50 National Universities’ by US News,

is a Research 1 land-grant and sea-grant institution located ~70 miles northeast of Atlanta in Athens,

Georgia. The city of Athens and its surrounding communities provide an outstanding quality of life



Please apply at Provide a cover letter, curriculum

vitae, detailed research plan (2-3 pages), and a description of your teaching/mentoring philosophy (1-

page) as pdf documents, as well as names and contact information of 3 references. In describing your

teaching/mentoring philosophy you are encouraged to directly address how you will contribute to

achieving the mission statement of the University in regards to its call for ‘a commitment to excellence

in a teaching/learning environment dedicated to serving a diverse and well-prepared student body’

and for fostering ‘the understanding of and respect for cultural differences necessary for an

enlightened and educated citizenry.’ Questions for the Search Committee may be directed to Anna

Bighta ( Complete applications received by November 27, 2023 are assured

full consideration.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants

will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,

ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran

status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to

this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department

or search committee with such requests.

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