Tenure Track Basic Science Faculty Position

first_imgJohns Hopkins Medicine’s newly established Institute forFundamental Biomedical Research (IFBR) located at The Johns HopkinsAll Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL site has openings forfaculty at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professorlevel.We are interested in candidates whose proposed research hasrelevance to the control of metabolism and related to diseasestates with broad relevance to children’s health. Additionally,preferred research areas include, but are not limited to genomics,epigenomics, nuclear receptor research, lipid signaling,bioinformatics, transcriptional and system level analyses of cellsand tissues involved in whole body metabolism and/or diseaseprocesses. Candidates whose research offers translational potentialin obesity, diabetes, endocrine, inflammatory or degenerativediseases are particularly encouraged to apply.The Faculty opportunities require a PhD or MD/PhD in BiologicalScience or related field with outstanding training and experiencein research pertaining to one of the focus areas noted above.Candidates are expected to establish rigorous and competitive basicresearch programs addressing unmet clinical needs, and to securesupport from diverse funding sources. Applicants are also expectedto collaborate with existing members of IFBR and other JohnsHopkins faculty located both in Florida and Baltimore. Successfulcandidates are expected to have an impressive publication recordand exceptional research accomplishments consistent with theiracademic level. Proven ability to secure external funding would bea plus.Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, selectionof representative publications, research statement and 3 referees.Please contact Laszlo Nagy with questions at [email protected] or toprovide additional documents.Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of adiverse faculty and student body. The University is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protectedveterans and individuals with disabilities and encouragesapplications from these and other protected group members.Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence inall areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of eachapplicant.PhD or MD/PhD in Biological Sciences or related fieldStrong publication historyPlease apply via Interfolio and include your CV, cover letter,selected publications, research statement and 3 refereesThe Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. 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first_imgJun 29 2018Scientists at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discovered a way to increase the efficiency of mature blood production in a dish. They first converted human skin cells to pluripotent stem cells, which are stem cells that have the potential to develop into many different kinds of cells. Then they coaxed these stem cells into becoming a variety of blood cells, including immune cells called “natural killer” cells that are part of the body’s natural defense against cancer and infection. Results of their study, which hold promise for future treatments, were published in Experimental Hematology.Related StoriesIntermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levelsDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustLab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patientsWhile studying the earliest steps of how blood cells develop from pluripotent stem cells, which mimic embryonic stem cells, researchers observed that in vitro what is called “definitive” or mature blood forms independently from “primitive” blood, which normally appears early in the development of an embryo. Previously it was not clear whether primitive blood was a precursor to definitive blood or if they developed separately.”In our study we found that developmental pathways toward definitive and primitive blood diverge early in the process, confirming that in vitro definitive blood does not develop from primitive blood,” says first author Yekaterina Galat, BS, Research Associate at Manne Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. “We showed that by inhibiting the development of primitive blood we can increase the amount of definitive blood and expand the number of definitive cell types, including red blood cells and immune cells like macrophages and natural killer cells. We hope this work will ultimately translate to treatments for children with blood disorders.””Our ability to differentiate large quantities of blood cells from induced human pluripotent stem cells could be important for drug testing, pharmaceutical research and disease modeling, as well as developing therapies for cancer, blood disorders and immune deficiencies,” says senior author Vasil Galat, PhD, Director of the Human iPS and Stem Cell Core and member of the Developmental Biology Program at Manne Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. He also is Research Associate Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Source:https://www.luriechildrens.orglast_img read more

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