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Job ID: 219775

Faculty, Genetics
Mercer University

Date Posted Aug. 16, 2023
Title Faculty, Genetics
University Mercer University
Savannah, GA, United States
Department Biomedical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology


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Job Title:

Faculty, Genetics


Biomedical Sciences


School Of Medicine

Primary Job Posting Location:

Savannah, GA 31404

Additional Job Posting Locations:

(Other locations that this position could be based)


Job Details:

Mercer University School of Medicine seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with expertise in genetics on the Savannah, Georgia campus.


The candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program and to interact collaboratively with basic scientists and clinical faculty located on the Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Atlanta campuses. The candidate should also participate in training initiatives involving undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Successful applicants will participate in MUSM's interdisciplinary patient-based learning curriculum for medical students. Applications for consideration at the Associate Professor level or higher must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research including extramural, peer-reviewed funding and excellence in teaching. The Mercer University School of Medicine has facilities for electron and confocal microscopy, well equipped molecular and cell culture labs, fluorescence-activated cell sorting facility, and animal husbandry available to all investigators.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD., MD, or equivalent) in a related field from an accredited University/College and have at least three years of post-doctoral experience with a record of scholarly activity as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications. We are particularly interested and encourage applications from investigators with interests in applying genetic approaches to cancer and/or diseases that impact populations who are disproportionately at risk for health disparities.

Additional Information:

The mission of Mercer University School of Medicine is to educate Georgia students who will become well-trained, compassionate healthcare professionals in Georgia and practice in rural or medically underserved areas of this state. Our goal is to provide rural and underserved Georgians access to care delivered with skill, compassion and the highest level of integrity. In addition to the M.D. program, Mercer University School of Medicine offers graduate degree programs in Pre-clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy. The full 4-year M.D. program is offered in the Macon and Savannah campuses and years 3 and 4 of the M.D. program are additionally offered in the Columbus Campus. Students have the opportunity to learn in institutions such as Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah; Columbus Regional Health and St. Francis Hospital, Columbus; Medical Center at Atrium Health and Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Document Attachments:

Interested candidates must complete the brief online application and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) statement of research achievements and and research plans, 3) statement of teaching interests and previous experience, 4) current curriculum vitae, and 5) names and contact information for three references.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Job Family:

Faculty Medicine

EEO Statement:


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.




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Contact Information

  • Robert Visalli
    Biomedical Sciences
    Mercer University


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