Assistant/Associate Professor in Biochemistry

Emory University - Atlanta, Georgia
September 05 2019
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Assistant/Associate Professors in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry in the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking to hire Assistant/Associate Professors (tenure track) with  expertise in biochemical/biophysical or related approaches. The Department of Biochemistry is a leading research division within the School of Medicine encompassing many areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and structural biology, applied toward a better understanding of diverse, fundamental biological processes with potential or established links to human health and disease. These include but are not limited to the study of gene expression and control of protein synthesis, cell signaling, cell metabolism, molecular pathogenesis, and protein/nucleic acid modifications and interactions (for further details see: Current Department faculty also bridge the School of Medicine’s basic research mission with other broader initiatives such as the Winship Cancer Institute and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Opportunities for synergy with nearby institutions include Georgia Tech, our shared Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), across the street. The Department owns a number of instruments, including electron and fluorescence microscopes, mass spectrometers, and biophysical and computational equipment, and provides access to state-of-the-art technologies for biochemical research through Emory Integrated Core Facilities.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in biochemistry, or closely related discipline(s). The selected candidates will be expected to build a dynamic, independent research
program that is designed to impact our basic understanding of biological processes that may one day contribute to defining the molecular basis of human diseases and identification of potential treatments. Selection criteria
for these positions will include a track record of scientific productivity, as evidenced by primary research publications, current and proposed future extramural funding, potential synergy with research at the University,
as well as the candidates’ future research vision and potential to contribute the Department’s graduate and medical student teaching.

Applicants must apply online at to be considered. The following information is required:

  1. Cover letter highlighting key qualifications.
  2. Current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography.
  3. Names and contact information of three references.
  4. A research statement comprising descriptions of past accomplishments, description/summary of 3 publications that best epitomize the relevant skills of the applicant, and future research goals (not to exceed 3 pages).
  5. A personal statement (< 1 page) of how you have encouraged or plan to encourage diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application questions should be emailed to:

Initial review of applications will begin no later than November 15, 2019.   Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer. The Department of Biochemistry is also dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse research community. We particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve this vision.