Assistant Professor in Metabolomics of Adaptive Responses

University of California, Riverside
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Oct 22, 2022

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Assistant Professor in Metabolomics of Adaptive Responses

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in metabolomics focusing on cellular and physiological adaptive responses, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. This position is part of a major initiative in the area of metabolomics, as UCR seeks to hire additional faculty in this research area in the next few years. The new faculty will build on UCR's current strengths in: evolution of secondary metabolic pathways; medicinal plants; plant secondary metabolites and human health; metabolites and human health; as well as emerging research areas such as microbiomes, eco-metabolomics, and quantitative metabolomic imaging and downstream analyses. The successful candidate will have an appointment in the Department of Biochemistry (

The required qualifications for this position at time of application is a Ph.D. or M.D. degree or an equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, or a related field.

Additional qualifications that must be met at time of hire are: The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments, evidenced by high-quality peer-reviewed publications; will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; will develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses; will advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; and will engage in both campus and professional service activities.

The preferred qualification for this position is postdoctoral experience.

In this position, applicants will be expected to set up an independent research program and must demonstrate the potential to secure extramural funding. The candidate should be able to demonstrate cutting-edge expertise in the development or application of metabolomics to address key biological questions.

The University of California, Riverside is ranked among the nation's Top 15 Public Research Universities according to Washington Monthly. The successful candidate will have access to the state of-the art facilities in cores operated by the Institute of Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), which includes Metabolomics Core, as well as cores dedicated to bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics, and sequencing. Faculty is encouraged to collaborate broadly with colleagues at UCR and elsewhere, and entrepreneurship is encouraged.

As a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse student body, UCR's mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive start-up package will be provided. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in a historic citrus-growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is affordable. The campus boasts a fully accredited childcare facility. UCR maintains a commitment to "family friendly" policies and programs including opportunities for spousal/partner hiring. UCR is located in close proximity to a host of high-profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California.

All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit online at: Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Statement of Research, Teaching Philosophy Statement, and Contributions to Diversity Statement at the site above. Three to five letters of Reference should also be submitted to the site above.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications and have all Letters of Reference arrive by the above date. Additional inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jikui Song, Search Committee Chair ( or Dr. Katie Dehesh, IIGB Director ( For questions on the application process, please contact Mrs. Kendall Dunmore-Balderrama, Academic Personnel (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy:As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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