NextGen Precision Health

We’re seeking exceptional faculty to move MizzouForward in national health and scientific priority areas related to our NextGen Precision Health Initiative. To further interdisciplinary collaboration, the university will consider faculty candidates in several areas of research.

NextGen Precision Health

Research areas

Candidates with compelling research success outside these categories will also be considered.

Apply or Nominate a Researcher

A successful MizzouForward candidate is an accomplished researcher with a passion for collaboration and the desire to address our world’s most pressing needs. The colleagues we’re looking to recruit possess:

  • A proven track record of external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • A research agenda that complements the goals of MizzouForward
  • A strong publication record
  • Evidence of external recognition of one’s work, such as national awards and honors, membership with national academies, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary research that has the potential to impact multiple disciplines

If you’re interested in learning more or you know an exceptional investigator who can help us reach our research goals, we want to hear from you. Faculty ready to move Mizzou forward should apply now.

About the NextGen Precision Health building

The NextGen Precision Health Institute provides talented minds from across the UM System a new $221 million, cutting-edge research facility dedicated to solving our most pressing health concerns. The building integrates multidisciplinary lab space with advanced analytical instrumentation, computational processing and pilot-scale manufacturing to create a comprehensive research pipeline. Learn more about the NextGen Precision Health Institute.

Why NextGen at Mizzou?

In addition to the state-of-the-art resources available to researchers through the NextGen Precision Health Institute, researchers at Mizzou are right next door to MU Health Care’s hospitals and clinics and MU campus research. Mizzou resources available to support NextGen researchers include:

  • Alliance for Precision Health is a 10-year, $113 million alliance that brings together the University of Missouri and Siemens Healthineers to transform the way health care is delivered. The agreement ensures NextGen researchers have unparalleled access to leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic equipment now and in the future.
  • Animal Modeling Core offers expert advice and essential services associated with the generation and characterization of animal models through traditional approaches like embryonic stem cell modification as well as cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 tools.
  • Bond Life Sciences Center helps develop biomedical treatments for human diseases and is currently working toward groundbreaking gene-editing tools through the latest expansion of the NIH’s cell and Somatic Cell Gene Editing Consortium.
  • Cell and Immunobiology Core provides high-quality services for research such as a supply center, tissue culture lab, flow cytometry facility and Seahorse analyzer.
  • The Clinical Research Center bring scientific discovery to the realm of patient care by supporting patients, volunteers and researchers who participate in clinical trials.
  • Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center explores cardiovascular complications associated with aging, diabetes, obesity, cancer and hypertension.
  • DNA Core features cost-effective, timely genomic services. Facility staff educate and train researchers and students in the use of sequencing technologies with a focus toward implementation of emerging technologies.
  • Electron Microscopy Core offers access to scanning and transmission electron microscopes as well as assistance, training and ancillary equipment to help researchers process, analyze and visualize a wide variety of materials and biological samples.
  • Nextgen Cognitive Neuroscience Systems (CNS) Core provides state-of-art instrumentation and laboratory space for conducting translational cognitive neuroscience research.
  • Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Center provides the ability to perform nuclear medicine and PET studies for animals.
  • University of Missouri Research Reactor is the nation’s most powerful university reactor and sole U.S. provider of several radioisotopes used in radiopharmaceuticals.

NextGen Precision Health Advisory Committee

MizzouForward is comprised of multiple advisory committees. Each committee is interdisciplinary in its composition and they review the applicant materials, conduct Zoom interviews with candidates and make recommendations to the hiring authorities.