Professor and Chair Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Shreveport, Louisiana
Commensurate with experience
January 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time

Professor and Chair Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A search for a permanent Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport is underway. We are seeking a candidate of international stature (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) with an impressive record of academic achievement and leadership, including current national funding to lead this Department. The candidate must also have experience mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty as well as a commitment to the educational mission of the medical school. Current areas of research interests of faculty within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ( ) and the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center ( ) fall into the traditional areas of transcription and translation, DNA repair, cell biology, genetics, enzymology, and protein chemistry, with a focus on solving major problems related to human disease including cancer, neuroscience and diabetes.

Administrative responsibilities include the oversight of faculty recruitment, development, evaluation, promotion and retention; finance and budget; strategic planning; development and support of educational programs; and resource allocation.

This is an exciting opportunity with resources provided to invigorate the Department and create a competitive research program. The position includes a generous seed package and research space for the chair, the opportunity to recruit faculty with competitive seed packages and research space, and funding to expand the research infrastructure of the Department. Numerous outstanding research core facilities are available, which are staffed by dedicated research associates and scientific advisors. We are looking for an individual who will excel in a challenging and rewarding leadership position, while maintaining a dynamic research program.

The LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport is located in northwest Louisiana, one of the fastest developing regions within the state. The Shreveport-Bossier City area, with a population of 325,000, is a major regional cultural and recreational center, and is within driving distance from larger metroplexes, such as Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

Interested candidates may submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and letters of reference to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

LSUHSC – Shreveport is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.