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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics

Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and 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 high interest include metabolism/metabolomics, membrane proteins and lipids, and RNA biology as applied to understanding mechanisms in human health and disease.

Underrepresented minorities, diversity 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, chromatin biology, proteomics, nucleic acid/protein interactions, epigenetics, protein folding and dynamics, mitochondria, cell motility and the cytoskeleton. Current efforts include 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 goals), Research Statement (no longer than two pages), and a Diversity statement (please describe any diversity and inclusion activities you have participated in at your institution). You will upload the Diversity statement under "Other documentation". 

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 September 1, 2024.

Melissa Arenz





An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 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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