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Assistant Professor – Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging-related Disease

Department of Biological Sciences University of Denver
Denver, Colorado (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a two tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2023. We are seeking candidates with research interests directed at cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases including but not limited to, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Individuals applying advanced cell biology, molecular, and genetic approaches, as well as model organisms, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in an appropriate field, will develop an extramurally funded research program, will supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students and undergraduate research projects and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise.  The candidate’s research program should augment the research directions in the Department of Biological Sciences and-or the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging.  Information on Departmental programs can be found at . The research lab will be housed in the new Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging  and the candidate will have opportunity for interactions within the Institute. Existing research groups at the Institute are focused Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Down syndrome and Healthy Aging. If research area is appropriate, successful applicants will also be eligible to apply for participation in the interdepartmental Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Ph.D. program 

            We are especially interested in applicants who have demonstrated commitment to or experience with working with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  

All candidates must submit their application through what is the new website

Internal job posting code: 495446

The online application should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests, teaching, and diversity equity & inclusion (DEI), and two recent publications. Provide contact information for 3 professional references.  The review of applications will begin November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  Contact Dr. Yan Qin (, search committee chair, if you have questions regarding the search. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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