Faculty Opening - Soon Chun Hyang University, Korea
Soonchunhyang University (SCHU, www.sch.ac.kr), established in 1978 as the first private medical school in Korea is a leading research and educational institution that also administers four medical centers. The Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science (SIMS) is a newly established research institute located in Cheonan city, 90 km south of Seoul, by the SCHU to strengthen its research competitiveness in the biomedical sciences. SCHU is strongly committed to growth of SIMS in view of the increasingly important roles of translational application in biomedical science. Areas of active research focus include Metabolic Disease, Stem Cell biology, Degenerative Diseases and Regenerative Medicine. Further information about SIMS can be found at http://sims.sch.ac.kr
SCHU is seeking outstanding scholars for seven (7) tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions. SIMS invites applications from exceptional scientists whose research interests complement or expand upon current SIMS interest area that includes Metabolic Disease and Stem Cell Biology. The successful candidates are expected to conduct independent research within the SIMS Graduate School and establish research collaborations with other leading international centers of excellence. Candidates with expertise in the Gut Microbiota, Autophage, Brown Adipose tissue, Metabolomics/lipidomics, Gene Editing, Organogenesis, hiPSCs approach for rare disease, Disease ontology using Bioinformatics, RNA biology or translational applications related to Metabolic Diseases and Stem Cell research are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials and interests in multidisciplinary collaborative research.
Salary and benefit will be very competitive. A pleasant package, including start-up funding (100 million KRW), health insurance and superannuation contributions is available for each new faculty members. Applicants should send a CV, 5 copies of research achievements, statement of research interest, and the names and contact details of three referees to the Office of Human Resources, SCHU (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for application is Monday, November 10, 2014.