Director: Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory

4 months ago

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure track/tenured, fixed-term, or variable track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed as the Director of the Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory (FOBRL), a large animal research facility. The Director will lead their own research program as well as help develop and foster collaborations with other investigators whose research depends on these large animal models. The mission of FOBRL is to reduce human and animal suffering from bleeding, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis via the study of unique genetically determined animal models of disease. Work at FOBRL has helped to accelerate translatable discovery science in coagulation and hemostasis research and helped to produce the scientific evidence for the safe and efficacious introduction of novel therapeutics into clinical practice for dogs and humans. Much of the work at FOBRL has been continuously funded by NIH grants and contracts since 1947. In addition to enabling novel translational research, FOBRL represents an excellent training resource for graduate students and veterinarian trainees.

Applicants should have an interest and record of funded research in blood-based disease, preferably research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Applicants from a wide variety of relevant interests will be considered, including but not limited to gene therapy, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, pathology, veterinary medicine, blood banking, biomedical engineering, and novel drug development. The department has a Ph.D. graduate student training program and pathology residency and fellowship programs. The UNC Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) faculty are also members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. DCM faculty and staff play active roles in the successful ongoing research activities at FOBRL.

Appointment and rank in the department will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications. There are opportunities for teaching in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School. The applicant should have a PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM degree. Joint or secondary department appointments, depending on the research interests of the applicant, are possible. Interested applicants should complete the online application at The online application requires an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of career goals, and names and addresses of four (4) references. Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Joan Taylor, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]. Please note that the online application must be completed to be considered for the position. For additional information visit The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.