Genomics/Epigenomics of Aging Skin Faculty Position

Michigan, United States
07 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Send CV, brief statement of research and names/contact details of three references to:

John J. Voorhees, MD FRCP

U-M Department of Dermatology

1910 Taubman Center SPC 5314

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5314

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Dermatology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (rank commensurate with qualifications and experience). We seek an innovative and accomplished investigator with postgraduate training in bioinformatics and laboratory-based research in genomics and epigenomics to apply this approach to better understand aging and photoaging in skin.


The successful candidate will establish an externally funded research program to pursue epigenetic regulation of aging in human skin. Teaching and research mentoring are expected at various levels (students, house officers, fellows and staff). Duties will include authoring publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presenting findings at relevant national meetings, as well as pursuing national, peer-reviewed research funding (e.g., NIH and external award funding) as a principal investigator. Good departmental citizenship and collegiality are expected, with participation in departmental committees and/or university service.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must possess a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD and relevant postgraduate training. Demonstrated experience with epigenetic mechanisms that regulate biological processes is required. Individuals who have research experience in aging and mouse models are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scholarly ability (successful acquisition of external funding, record of peer-reviewed publications, record of presentation of research results) is expected. Excellent teaching and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education are essential.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. Rank of selected candidate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan offers an exceptional array of benefits. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position will include startup funds appropriate for the proposed research program.

The University of Michigan provides a world class venue for interdisciplinary collaboration, with broad ranging resources to assist professional growth and development. Known for exceptional schools, sports, restaurants and a lively arts culture, Ann Arbor is consistently rated as one of the best places to live.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.