Apply for New Endowed Professor Position: Genetics

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October 29th, 2013

BUSM has established a new endowed professor position, the Aubrey Milunsky Professor of Human Genetics. Any faculty member with a superb research program in a discipline related to human genetics is encouraged to submit an application. For the purposes of this position, human genetics is broadly defined. It is considered to encompass diverse interests including but not limited to genetics, epigenetics, genomics, personalized medicine and gene regulation. While human relevance is essential, genetic research based on human subjects or model organisms (such as mice, fish, worms, flies, or yeast) are all of great interest.

Applicants must have strong records of accomplishment in an area or discipline broadly related to human genetics. An outstanding and well-established independent research program is required. Basic, translational and clinical research avenues are all equally valued. Creativity, innovation and fundamental advances will distinguish the strongest applications. Perceived potential for future connections and synergies with existing or developing research strengths on the BU Medical Campus will be important considerations. In addition to relationships with faculty and research groups in the BU Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine and Public Health, applicants may also benefit from connections to programs on the Charles River Campus in BU Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering or others.

The primary appointment may be in any department of the BU School of Medicine, and will be guided by the search committee and determined by the natural fit of the incoming faculty member with a goal of maximizing productivity of the research program.

BU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Candidates should already be at the Professor or at minimum Associate Professor level (or comparable achievement levels, if outside academia) to be considered.

To guarantee consideration, applications should be submitted by Jan. 1, 2014, but applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV and brief summary of research interests and plans to Dr. Joseph P. Mizgerd, Chair of the Search Committee for the Aubrey Milunsky Professor of Human Genetics, at jmizgerd@bu.edu.