Assistant Professor - IL - Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Midwestern University - Downers Grove
Downers Grove, Illinois
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
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Full Time
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The 12-month position is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package, fully funded by the institution.  

The successful candidate will participate in team-taught courses for osteopathic medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry and health sciences students in Biochemistry and related topics that may include cell biology, human genetics, metabolism, molecular biology, and nutrition.  Applicants with expertise to teach in several of these areas will be given preference. 

The new faculty member will also have the opportunity to participate in research training of graduate students and will be expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding.  Competitive startup funds will be provided, as will laboratory and office space. 

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with at least two years of post-doctoral training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong commitment to excellence in teaching of future healthcare professionals. 

The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105 acre campus just 25 miles west of Chicago, IL.  There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural and recreation amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area. 

Applications should include:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Brief summary of research interests and plans
  • CV (upload as an attachment)
  • Contact information for 3 references

Applicants may send inquiries to: Nalini Chandar, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Midwestern University at or 630-515-6950.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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