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Faculty Position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri
Closing date
30 Aug 2024

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Chemistry, Life Science, Physics
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Faculty Positions 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


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. 


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Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2024.


Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the recruitment of candidates traditionally underrepresented on university faculties. Individuals of any race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, as are disabled individuals and veterans. The School of Medicine at Washington University is committed to finding solutions to global health problems, including ones that affect minority and disadvantaged populations.

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