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Positions Available to Study Molecular Chaperones

The Georgia Regents University Cancer Center is seeking faculty with active research interests in the role of chaperone proteins in cancer development and progression. As part of an unprecedented expansion, faculty hiring, and new-facility construction we invite applications at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Molecular Chaperone Biology and Cancer. Successful applicants will join a collaborative group within the Molecular Oncology Program that works closely to promote translational research with clinical research oncologists. Specific areas of interest include; the role of molecular chaperones in protein degradation and the ubiquitin proteosome system, inflammation and immunotherapy using HSP vaccines, chaperones in autophagy, structural biology/modeling of chaperone function, mitochondria/endoplasmic reticulum biogenesis and ER stress and cancer cell metabolism.

The ideal candidate will have conducted research in an NCI-designated Cancer Center and be well funded in areas of chaperone biology in cancer. Trans disciplinary themes of the GRUCC emphasize research addressing areas of cancer research that are prevalent in the local population, which includes triple negative breast cancer in African American women and prostate cancer in African American men and applicants pursuing an understanding of the role of chaperone proteins in these areas are welcomed.  We are also very interested in applicants who focus on the relationship between obesity, HPV, and smoking as etiological risk factors for cancer. Applicants must have PhD, MD or MD/PhD and active extramural research funding, ideally from NCI and a strong track record of independent research.

Competitive salary and start-up packages are available, commensurate with experience and academic qualifications. Please send a summary of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Rhea-Beth Markowitz at rbmarkowitz@gru.edu and apply online at www.gru.edu/facultyjobs, referencing position number 8773.  Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Nahid F. Mivechi (nmivechi@gru.edu.) or Dr John K Cowell (jcowell@gru.edu).

Georgia Regents University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Employer.  Georgia Regents University has a strong interest in promoting diversity in its faculty and women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  www.gru.edu