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Tenure-Track College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College Station, Texas
Competitive salary, startup package
Closing date
Nov 22, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics
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An Assistant Professor position in Molecular Genetics. This is a full-time nine-month, tenure-track position with research (60%), teaching (30%), and service (10%) responsibilities. The estimated start date is August 1, 2023.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position with a nine-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be required to develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally recognized research program in modern Molecular Genetics. A research emphasis in any area of molecular genetics (from molecules to model organisms) is invited. Candidates with expertise in the areas of computational genetics and genomics, genetic engineering, integrative molecular genetics involving research on biochemistry/biophysics of nucleic acid, epigenetics or/and cellular and molecular signaling are particularly encouraged. Responsibilities for this position will also include teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field, including possible outreach to industry.

RESOURCES: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research in the various fields of life sciences. The university promotes a multiscale-based interdisciplinary research to advance foundational knowledge and application in agriculture, engineering, and medicine. The campus hosts diverse core facilities supporting work for protein, nucleic acid technologies, high- and super-resolution fluorescent imaging, high-performance computing, plant growth and transformation facilities, as well as animal facilities including BSL3 facilities. Cutting-edge tools, resources, and expertise, including state-of-the-art cryoEM, crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and analytical protein chemistry and metabolomics facilities with extensive mass spectrometry capabilities in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics foster vibrant collaborations across disciplines of structural biology, biochemistry, and genetics.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package, and laboratory space with access to shared common-use equipment within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in genetics, biology, biochemistry, or a related field is required. Evidence of potential for developing an outstanding research program and indications of strong mentorship and teaching skills are required.


Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply, including women, minority groups, and others who share our passion for cultivating a diverse community.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s suitability for the position, 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, 3) a three-page statement of research plans, and 4) a description of teaching philosophy, experience and planned strategies, 5) a listing of contact information for three expert individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position   Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions, email inquiries to Dr. Libo Shan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2128,


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