Uconn Health
Farmington, Connecticut (US)
Commensurate with experience
April 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics (MBB) at UConn Health, Farmington, CT, seeks exceptionally creative candidates for an early-to-mid career position (tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor), who use molecular and translational approaches to elucidate the molecular basis of disease.

Research in MBB integrates multiple approaches to molecularly define the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. Our studies span from structural biology of cancer drug targets to the mechanistic interplay between viruses and human cells. We seek creative and innovative candidates whose research interests and accomplishments complement and further the existing strengths in the department and the larger UConn Health research community. Ideal candidates will have a research program focused on molecular signalling (including but not limited to areas such as posttranslational modifications, DNA repair, protein ubiquitination, kinase/phosphatase signalling/regulation) and/or the structure, function and regulation of proteins involved in signalling processes. Programs that focus on the identification and development of translational outcomes, including probes that will allow for in-depth analysis of key biological pathways or novel drug-like molecules, are also of particular interest.

MBB and UConn Health provides a rich and diverse research environment and is deeply committed to the development and success of its incoming faculty. The UConn Health School of Medicine is home to 30 departments and institutes, including Cell Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, the Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, among others. It is also closely affiliated with The Jackson Laboratory, which is housed on the same campus. Candidates will also have access to 22 exceptional core facilities, including the CCAM Microscopy, NMR Structural Biology and Biophysics, High-Performance Computing, EM, MS, FACS and Histology core facilities.

Successful applications will have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree; a sustained record of exceptional scholarly success; and the promise of future innovative accomplishments via a proposed (early-career) or established (mid-career, including evidence of successful extramural grant writing) research programs that utilizes state-of-the-art molecular, genetic, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and/or structural methodologies. Candidates are also expected to be highly collaborative and integrate well with the growing number of researchers and physician scientists in the basic and clinical departments of UConn Health. Candidates with ongoing funded research are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals please visit  Search No:2021-650 should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statements of research plans (up to 3 pages) and teaching (up to 1 page) and arrange for the submission of three letters of reference on letterhead with signature To apply.

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Wolfgang Peti, Department Head, Molecular Biology & Biophysics at

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.