Instructor - Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine seeks a qualified candidate to fill a faculty position at the rank of Instructor. This is a non-tenure track position, and the majority of time will be spent on research in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Garvin.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The candidate will be expected to perform physiological and biochemical experiments to investigate the mechanisms by which dietary fructose regulates Na transport, the response to angiotensin II, metabolism and injury in the proximal nephron. The successful applicant should be proficient in 1) developing physiological and biochemical methodologies; 2) analyzing bulk and single cell RNA using data visualization tools, dimensional reduction techniques and inferential statistics; 3) have the aptitude to learn to perfuse isolated renal tubules to measure intracellular signaling molecules (nitric oxide, superoxide, pH, Ca, etc);  and 4) be able to create and analyze gene coexpression networks.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physiology, Biochemistry or related discipline, with (1) at least three years of postdoctoral experience; (2) expertise in renal physiology, the role of the kidney in blood pressure regulation, renal Na transport and intracellular signaling biochemistry; (3) at least 3 years of experience analyzing sequence data using R, PCA, Characteristic Direction, etc; (4) a strong record of scholarly activity; and (5) recognition in the field as evidenced by: a) national/international awards, b) presentations at national/international meetings, and c) book chapters and/or review articles. 

How to Apply:

Review of Applicants will begin after April 1, 2021. Interested parties should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

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In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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