Category: Faculty | Closing Date: Open until filled

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Posted Date: 1/11/2017
Position Number: PSN 28651
Salary: To be Determined
Location: LSU Health Science Center Shreveport
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Requirements:

Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. with an impressive  record of academic achievement and leadership, including national  funding, especially in cancer related research.  Experience mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty as well as a commitment to the educational  mission of the medical school.

Job Summary:

A search for a permanent Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport is underway. We are seeking a candidate of international stature (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) with an impressive record of academic achievement and leadership, including current national funding to lead this Department. The candidate must also have experience mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty as well as a commitment to the educational mission of the medical school. Current areas of research interests of faculty within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (http://lsuhscshreveport.edu/departments/BasicScience/BiochemistryandMolecularBiology) and the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center (http://feistweiller.org/ ) fall into the traditional areas of transcription and translation, DNA repair, cell biology, genetics, enzymology, and protein chemistry, with a focus on solving major problems related to human disease including cancer, neuroscience and diabetes.

Administrative responsibilities include the oversight of faculty recruitment, development, evaluation, promotion and retention; finance and budget; strategic planning; development and support of educational programs; and resource allocation.

This is an exciting opportunity with resources provided to invigorate the Department and create a competitive research program. The position includes a generous seed package and research space for the chair, the opportunity to recruit faculty with competitive seed packages and research space, and funding to expand the research infrastructure of the Department. Numerous outstanding research core facilities are available, which are staffed by dedicated research associates and scientific advisors. We are looking for an individual who will excel in a challenging and rewarding leadership position, while maintaining a dynamic research program.

To Apply:

Interested candidates may submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and letters of reference to ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, and in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in medical education.

Job Benefits:
The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.