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Assistant Professor (Cell and Molecular Biology)
Position Number:
0087133, 0085055T
Hiring Unit:
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kaka'ako
Date Posted:
July 06, 2018
Closing Date:
July 30, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: October 31, 2018

Other Conditions:
  • Position eligible for tenure-track contingent upon additional permanent FTE allocation; to begin approximately August 2018 pending position clearance and availability of funds; renewal subject to performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Pursue, conduct and collaborate on research with a focus on diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolism and metabolic syndrome, and/or the underlying biochemical and molecular physiological basis for associated disease pathologies and regulation.
  2. Teach undergraduate, graduate and/or medical student level courses according to department needs and priorities; and for medical students, instruction is specifically in the principles of Problem-Based Learning.
  3. Serve as academic advisor to students and/or serve on advanced degree committees.
  4. Participate in department, school, and/or University committees.
  5. Provide service to the department, university, and community.
  6. Other scholarly duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. PhD in Biochemistry or relevant biological field from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Experience in protein biochemistry and molecular biology methods with a special emphasis on diabetes, insulin resistance research, metabolism and metabolic syndrome, and/or the underlying molecular basis for associated disease pathologies and regulation.
  3. A record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  4. Demonstrated scholarly achievement.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  6. Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  7. Ability to lead a research laboratory.
  8. Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding and any current federal and/or extramural funding support must be transferable to JABSOM.
  9. Experience in teaching at the University level.
  10. Ability to maintain a minimum of one-half (1/2) of base salary with external federal and/or extramural salary support.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in Biophysics and Biophotonics within fields such as Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Advance Fluorescence microscopy, including Fluctuation Spectroscopy, Single-Particle Tracking, and Super Resolution Microscopy.
  2. Demonstrated independence (for example, establishing an independent laboratory) and career initiative.
  3. First and senior author papers in high quality journals.
  4. National recognition for contribution to diabetes, insulin resistance research, metabolism and metabolic syndrome, and/or the underlying molecular basis for associated disease pathologies and regulation.

To Apply:
Visit and search for position #87133, #85055T or Job Number 2018-00380 to submit an application.
  1. Joan Gerber; 808-692-1509;

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