Chair, Department of Biochemistry

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
April 26 2018
Health Sciences, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in partnership with Korn Ferry, announces a national search for the Chair, Department of Biochemistry.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is a nationally recognized academic medical center with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 20 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.  The academic flagship of WFBMC is Wake Forest School of Medicine and one of its most highly regarded basic science department is Biochemistry where faculty conduct cutting-edge basic science research and translational research.

The Department of Biochemistry has a faculty with research interests and education interests ranging from the fundamental principles of biochemistry to applications and innovations in translational research to treat human disease.  The demographics of its 16 faculty will allow for significant recruitment in the near term and with collaborative efforts with other departments and centers.  Their focused areas of research include signal redox biology, DNA damage/repair, nucleic acid metabolism, genomics, and structural biology.

The Chair must be a passionate advocate for the Department’s trainees, students, and faculty.  They will be a major institutional leader, working with the Dean’s Office in leading the academic enterprise for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  The next Chair of Biochemistry has the opportunity to build a leading 21st century department on a foundation of renowned training and research excellence, will serving as an advocate for the organization in all of its missions.  Qualified candidates will possess a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent); be eligible for appointment as a full professor; and have national, and preferably international, recognition in biochemistry as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national or international level.

Korn Ferry is assisting Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with this important recruitment.  Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Warren Ross, MD and Tonika Lam, PhD


Korn Ferry

1650 Arch Street, Suite 2300

Philadelphia, PA  19013

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