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Assistant Professor (Medical Biochemistry)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 4, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
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Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine seeks applicants for an
Assistant Professor position. This is a twelve-month, full time (100% FTE) continuing appointment in the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine – Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This is
a tenure track, state funded position with a mutually agreed-upon start date, no later than August 1,
2023. Appointment will include research space and competitive start-up funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching in the Medical School curriculum and in
the graduate programs of the Department. The specific area of research for the candidate should be competitive
for extramural funding and preferably complement existing departmental strengths in Biochemistry, which include
gene regulation, RNA biology and genome integrity.


Research 70%: Conduct research in the field of biochemistry; prepare and submit grant proposals; prepare and publish papers; attend scientific meetings and present talks and posters; guide the research programs of graduate students; and supervise other laboratory personnel. Obtain external funding from state, federal and/or private sources.

Teaching 25%: Prepare and deliver lectures in courses taught by the department in the various graduate program curriculums and participate in the medical school curriculum as a facilitator and/or resource faculty. Serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees

Service 5%: The faculty member is expected to become engaged in service activities beneficial to the department, university, and the scientific community. Participates in meetings, trainings and other environmental, health and safety activities as required by the University and the SIU School of Medicine.

Exact distribution will be annually negotiated and finalized between the Department Chair and the faculty member, based on external research funding and programmatic curriculum needs.

Demonstrate, by actions, commitment to the mission and the behavioral standards of SIU School of Medicine. Candidate should be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.  Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnership; compassion and respect; integrity and accountability; diversity and inclusion; as well as continuous learning and improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in  Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or closely related field. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience is required.  Applicants must demonstrate research experience. The specific area of research of the candidate should be competitive for extramural funding.

General Information:

A cover letter describing research interest area is required and should be uploaded to your application along with a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement. References (please list 3 on the application) will be sent an email to upload a letter of reference. Please advise your references that the email will come from Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023 and continue until position is filled. Deadline to apply: January 15, 2023

Security/Safety Sensitive: Security sensitive (subject to pre-employment criminal background investigation)

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