Post Date: 8/28/2014
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Assistant Professor in Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the general areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, and/or structural biology. We are particularly interested in candidates proposing to establish research programs with clearly defined biomedical relevance that will complement existing strengths at UCSC including: genomics, structural biology, cancer biology, stem cell biology, and RNA biology. Creative scientists with a strong record of achievement and commitment to excellence in both research and teaching are encouraged to apply. Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): structural analysis of bio-molecular assemblies, membrane proteins, and cellular structures using X-ray crystallography, NMR, super-resolution/electron microscopy, or related techniques. In addition, we invite applications from candidates specializing in cutting-edge mass spectrometry techniques as applied to systems-level biochemical analysis of cellular function and/or structural analyses of macromolecular complexes. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will benefit from one or more staffed UCSC divisional core facilities including: NMR, Macromolecular Structure, Small Molecule Screening, and Mass Spectrometry. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community.
RANK: Assistant Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Chemistry or a related field and at least one year of additional research training such as postdoctoral or industrial experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Training in biochemistry and/or biophysical chemistry, a demonstrated record of biomedical research excellence, and a demonstrated record of the ability for teaching excellence.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation*, description of planned research activities, and statement of teaching interest. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00151 Refer to Position #JPF00151-15 in all correspondence.
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CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2015.
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