Assistant Professor - Basic Sciences - Structural Biology

Employer
Uconn Health
Location
Farmington, Connecticut (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
October 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - BASIC SCIENCES-Structural Biology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics (MBB) at UConn Health 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. We are especially interested in creative and innovative candidates whose research interests focus on the use of cryo-EM and/or other structural biology methods (X-ray Crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, single molecule techniques) to examine key biological questions in microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, molecular signalling (including areas such as posttranslational modifications, protein ubiquitination, kinase/phosphatase signalling/regulation, bacterial signalling, among others) or other critical biological processes. The candidate will augment existing strengths in the department and the larger UConn Health research community. 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 provide 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 located on the same campus. Candidates will also have access to 22 exceptional institutional core facilities, including the CCAM Microscopy, NMR Structural Biology, High-Performance Computing, EM, MS, FACS and Histology.

Successful applicants 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 utilize state-of-the-art molecular, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and/or structural methodologies. Candidates with an existing funding record are preferred. Candidates are also expected to be highly collaborative and integrate with the growing number of researchers and physician scientists in the basic and clinical departments at UConn Health.

Interested individuals please visit https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp  Search No: 2022-330 should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statements of research plans (up to 3 pages) and teaching (up to 1 page).

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Wolfgang Peti, Department Head, Molecular Biology & Biophysics at peti@uchc.edu.

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

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