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Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Director of NIH-Funded COBRE

Durham, New Hampshire (US)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Life Sciences, Bioengineering
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Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Director of NIH-Funded COBRE

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Summary of Position
The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS), College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Associate Professor of Biochemistry. The faculty member hired will also serve as Director of the NIH funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR).

We seek an engaged faculty member who is an established biomedical scientist with a nationally recognized, externally funded research program employing experimental biochemical and biophysical approaches to advance the field of protein biochemistry, structural biology, signal transduction, developmental biology, cancer biology, cell/gene therapy and/or other related fields. The successful candidate must have prior administrative experience to lead CIBBR in meeting its goals. A demonstrated commitment to mentoring early-stage investigators, building research infrastructure, enhancement of diversity and inclusion, as well as teaching and service is also required.

For the successful candidate, the above activities will be bolstered via interactions with several UNH Centers of Excellence. These include CIBBR and its Molecular & Cellular Phenotyping and Data Science Cores; the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies; the University Instrumentation Center (housing state-of-the-art imaging and spectrometry instrumentation); and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Graduate student training opportunities are provided through affiliation with graduate programs in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and/or Molecular & Evolutionary Systems Biology.

The primary responsibilities of this position are: 1) Maintain and grow a high-impact, externally funded research program; 2) Serve as Principal Investigator and Administrative Core Lead of CIBBR (currently in early Phase II); 3) Provide high quality instruction in biochemistry as well as molecular and cellular biology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 4) Contribute meaningfully to service at the Department, College, and University levels.

Additional Job Information
Application Instructions: Applications will be reviewed beginning on April 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. A start date of January 2025 is anticipated. Applicants must apply online at

The following application materials are required: 1) cover letter that includes a description of administrative and mentoring experience relevant to leading CIBBR; 2) curriculum vitae including the names of three professional references; 3) research statement (maximum five pages) describing currently active areas of research and long-term goals; 4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum two pages); 5) a diversity statement (maximum two pages) that articulates previous experience and future vision of fostering an equitable and inclusive work environment, and 6) an NIH Biosketch.
For administrative questions related to application submission, please contact Matthew James ( For scientific and related questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Krisztina Varga (

About UNH and MCBS: The University of New Hampshire is a Carnegie Research 1 (highest research activity)-designated, Land, Sea & Space Grant University. The Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire is the State’s flagship public university and home to a vibrant campus community that prides itself on sustainability. NH is consistently voted among the nation’s top states in which to reside, with the UNH campus located near the seacoast and in proximity to the Gulf of Maine, the White Mountains, and Boston (with on-campus rail transportation available).

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS) is an energetic and growing department with six recent tenure-track faculty hires and a history of productive inter-disciplinary collaborations with faculty in the life sciences, chemistry, and bioengineering disciplines at UNH. MCBS offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. Faculty and graduate students additionally participate in university-wide interdisciplinary graduate programs that foster cross-disciplinary and integrative approaches to research and teaching. Undergraduate programs focus on preparing students for careers in the life science industries, graduate schools and/or professional health programs. For more information about MCBS, please visit

Diversity and Inclusion: At UNH, diversity among administrators, faculty, staff, and students also drives excellence. We therefore are committed to enhancing and sustaining an educational and working community that is inclusive and equitable. These values are cherished and are inextricably linked to our core mission. We are a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified persons, and our non-discrimination policies extend and apply to admission, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities. The University is committed to excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or pregnancy.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:1) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biophysical chemistry, or related field; 2) current rank at the Associate Professor level; 3) serve as the PI of at least one active, major NIH research grant whose scientific theme is related to the CIBBR; 4) prior experience with academic and/or research administration; and 5) demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

This position is responsible for the supervision of
Professional, Administrative, and Technical , Students

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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