Associate Professor

01 Feb 2023
02 Apr 2023
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), in collaboration with the Cancer Center and Research Institute (CCRI), at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is accepting applications for tenure-track faculty positions for individuals focused on cancer research. Applicants will be considered for ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor and must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D/Ph.D. degree with appropriate postdoctoral research experience. Applicants in all areas of cancer research are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with research accomplishments in one or more of the following general areas: cancer genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, or epigenomics; drug development and drug delivery; cancer immunology; or pediatric cancers. Applicants with expertise in all model systems are encouraged to apply.

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, a well-defined research vision, and are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program. Candidates for appointment at Associate Professor or Professor ranks should have a robust record of innovative accomplishments in basic science or clinical research, including publications in leading journals, extramural research funding, and a well-defined research vision. Faculty members will receive highly competitive salaries, state-of-the-art lab space, and excellent start-up packages.

The CMB Department includes a large group of internationally recognized, NIH, DoD, and CDC-funded researchers studying a wide array of topics, including women’s health, renal disease, liver disease, cancer, microbiology and immunology, developmental biology, cell biology, mitochondrial biology, DNA repair, RNA processing, and biophysics. The department offers state-of-the-art core facilities for cardiovascular (radiotelemetry) and metabolic studies, imaging, biophysical characterization, mitochondrial research, and zebrafish husbandry. New faculty will also be given secondary appointments in the CCRI, joining a group of cancer researchers in the fields of molecular oncology, drug delivery, and drug development. The CCRI provides access to vivarium space for housing preclinical cancer models, an animal imaging core facility and a shared equipment core for common-use laboratory equipment. Additional institutional core facilities support advanced genomics, imaging, flow cytometry, biostatistics, and a clinical biobank with a robust collection of samples from oncology patients. The environment at UMMC fosters excellent mentoring for young faculty and many opportunities for collaboration. New faculty will also be provided appointments as Graduate Faculty in the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, which provides full tuition scholarships and competitive stipend support for PhD students.

Additional information about the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology can be found here.

Additional information about the Cancer Center and Research Institute can be found here.

An overview of UMMC can be found here.

UMMC serves a large and diverse patient population. The CCRI provides cancer care for patients with breast, lung, liver, brain and CNS, skin, head and neck, gynecologic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and hematologic cancers, among others. The CCRI also houses a robust Phase I clinical trials program. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with University Hospital.

Jackson and the surrounding communities have a moderate climate, low housing costs, excellent schools and numerous recreational opportunities. In addition to filling out an application at the links below, applicants should send, via email attachments (PDF or Word files), their curriculum vitae (with publications and extramural research funding) as well as a brief cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications to Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, Chair and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at All applications will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

EEO Statement:

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.