Summary of Duties: The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for an open rank, associate professor or professor preferred, tenure-track/tenure-eligible faculty position from individuals with research programs in the broad area of cancer nutrition, including but not limited to nutrition and treatment outcome, nutritional impacts on cancer metabolism, nutritional underpinnings of cancer, etc. The successful candidate will be a PhD or equivalent with outstanding research accomplishments and potential to secure extramural funding. The senior level candidate should have a record of success in competing for independent research funding. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, conduct both independent investigation and collaborative research with other investigators at WSU, train students and postdocs, and contribute to medical student and graduate student teaching. Key areas of research interest in the department include molecular, cellular, genomic, epigenetic, and animal model approaches to study diverse areas of cancer, neuroscience, and sleep. For information regarding research can be found at https://medicine.wsu.edu/research/. The applicant will also be expected to collaborate with scientist in other units at WSU including the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and the College of Agriculture.
Required Qualifications: The faculty member must have an earned PhD in Biology or related field, or Doctor of Medicine (MD) from an accredited graduate or medical school by the time of hire.
Expertise in the following research areas will be given highest priority and consideration: cancer nutrition, including but not limited to nutrition and treatment outcome, nutritional impacts on cancer metabolism, nutritional underpinnings of cancer etc.
Emerging record of nationally/internationally recognized scholarship
Experience with federally funded grant proposals and awards
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