Assistant Professor, Chemical Biology

Salt Lake City, Utah
Assistant Professor, Chemical Biology
August 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Biology

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah invite applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemical biology, included but not limited to bioorganic chemistry, drug discovery, phenotypic screening, protein design/engineering, natural product-inspired drug design, computational chemistry, proteomics/high-throughput mass spectrometry, and synthetic biology.  

Successful applicants will be expected to establish, or maintain, quality research programs in their prospective areas. In addition, strong opportunities for synergy exist within the College of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine in research areas focused on cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology/inflammation/infectious disease, metabolic disease, and neurological disorders. This hiring initiative is part of a major, institution-wide effort to develop a world-class environment for chemical biology at the University of Utah.  

Starting dates are flexible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received beginning October 1, 2019. Positions will remain open until filled. 

Please apply online at: and upload a cover letter, current CV, and Research Statement (5 pages max). In addition, please provide a statement that addresses your past and potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (300-500 words max). Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process. General questions related to this advertisement can be directed to Diana Mills,

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This position has no patient contact.


The University of Utah offers an exceptional array of benefit plans such as medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition reduction, wellness programs, employee assistance, and generous leave policies. In addition to traditional packages, it also provides a range of family-friendly and cultural benefits in order to attract, support, and retain the employees who continue to make the University of Utah a premier research institution. Please visit our benefits page at:

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The University of Utah Health (U of U Health)is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

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