Opportunity Details

Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding individuals working in any area of biochemistry or molecular biophysics. Areas of particular interest include metabolism and metabolomics as applied to fundamental issues in cancer and other human diseases, microbiology and infectious disease, RNA-based biology and disease mechanisms, and epigenetics. 

Minority and women scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have established a strong record of research, built on fundamental and basic background in biochemistry or molecular biophysics and the use of quantitative methods of analysis. The research should address fundamental questions related to molecular mechanisms of biological or biomedical relevance.

The department has a tradition of groundbreaking discoveries in biochemistry, dating to the metabolism research of Nobel Laureates Carl and Gerty Cori. Current research programs span a wide range of topics including enzymes, intrinsically disordered proteins, membrane proteins and lipids, molecular motors, signal transduction, nucleic acid/protein interactions, protein folding and dynamics, and cell motility and the cytoskeleton. Current efforts includes research with relevance to neurodegenerative disease, aging, cancer, and infections in humans. Synergy exists with initiatives of cross-departmental research centers and institutes throughout the university, aimed at identifying molecular mechanisms of physiology and disease and translating interventions to clinical settings. Additional information about the department is available at http://www.biochem.wustl.edu.

Washington University has a highly interactive research environment with vigorous interdisciplinary graduate and medical scientist training programs, and successful candidates will contribute to graduate or medical education.

Doctoral degree with experience in any area of biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Please upload a Cover Letter, CV (should include teaching experience), and Research Statement. Applicants should include contact information for three individuals who can write letters of recommendation. The committee will request letters as necessary.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2019.


Melissa Torres




An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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