This is a full-time faculty position in the Research Division at GGC, with primary responsibilities in independent research and functional analysis of genetic variants identified in our patient population. Outstanding opportunities exist for collaboration with basic, translational and clinical investigators. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate teaching, training and mentorship. The specific areas of research interests we are seeking to recruit are: 1) transcriptional regulation; 2) RNA biology and human disorders involving RNA-related genes; 3) chromatin remodeling and epigenetics; 4) neurobiology and the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders.
The Greenwood Genetic Center (www.ggc.org) is a nonprofit institute organized to provide clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. With a focus on compassionate patient care and innovative scientific advancement, here at the Greenwood Genetic Center, we keep every patient and their families at the forefront of everything we do. Our researchers collaborate with GGC clinicians and laboratory faculty, as well as with colleagues around the world, to achieve significant advances in identifying causative genes, understanding disease mechanisms, and developing treatment and prevention strategies for genetic conditions. The Research Division maintains a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility and an Olympus FV3000 confocal microscope, along with extensive research space. Faculty development at the GGC is currently supported by an NIH COBRE grant in Human Genetics shared between the Greenwood Genetic Center and the Clemson Center for Human Genetics (https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/) on the Greenwood campus. The grant offers mentorship opportunities and pilot project funding to new faculty, with the ability to become a Project Leader and obtain substantial research support for the development of an independent research program.
Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular/Developmental Biology, or relevant biological field from a college or university of recognized standing.
Experience in modern genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques.
Must have demonstrated scholarly achievement with a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Must have demonstrated the ability to obtain extramural funding.
Experience or expertise with zebrafish as a model organism is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Development of a robust, externally-supported research program
Ability to perform functional studies on genetic variants within their area of expertise
Participate in professional organizations and in internal case conferences and committees.
Advise trainees and provide career guidance.
Support and foster interdisciplinary efforts between GGC divisions, and between the GGC and the Clemson Center for Human Genetics.
Additional Salary Information: A full time (12 month) salary is being offered for this position. The final salary will be based on rank and experience of the successful candidate.
About Greenwood Genetic Center
The Greenwood Genetic Center is a nonprofit institute organized to provide clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. We focus on compassionate patient care and innovative scientific advancement, keeping every patient and their families at the forefront of everything we do. Our researchers collaborate with GGC clinicians and laboratory faculty, as well as with colleagues around the world, to achieve significant advances in identifying causative genes, understanding disease mechanisms, and developing treatment and prevention strategies for genetic conditions.
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