Asst Professor - Research Track- Department of Human Genetics

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Candidate will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Cell Biology. The majority of their effort will be in developing an excellent research program with a focus on understanding how microsatellite repeat expansions initiate molecular cascades that promote cell type specific dysfunction which result in diseases of the nervous system and securing extramural funding.

Candidate will be encouraged to participate as a co-investigator in relevant collaborative grants where their research background would strongly support the overall goals of the project. They will be expected to publish manuscripts of significance in top journals for your research area. Quality rather than quantity of publications is stressed. Candidate will also be expected to present your work at national and international meetings, as well as at invited seminars both inside and outside Emory.

Teaching may include participation in departmental medical school courses, graduate program school courses and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Quality rather than quantity of teaching is emphasized, and teaching will not occupy a substantial amount of their time.

Professional service for Emory faculty often includes participation on relevant departmental and university committees, such as faculty search committees or graduate student recruitment committees. External national service, including participation in the review process of grants and manuscripts or the organization of an invited session at national or international conferences is also strongly encouraged.

Working with Peng Jin, Chair, and Bob Sullivan, Administrator, the candidate will develop professional relationships with students, fellows, colleagues, staff, administrators and executive leadership.

They will report directly to Dr. Peng Jin (Chair, Department of Human Genetics). 

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