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Open Rank Faculty Positions Available (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor)

Employer
The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology
Location
Jupiter, Florida
Salary
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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Discipline
Chemistry
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology’s Department of Chemistry in Jupiter, Florida and the University of Florida’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry are jointly hiring a Faculty member in Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Biology, broadly defined, to be housed on the Jupiter Campus.  Successful candidates will facilitate interactions between the campuses, interfacing basic and translational research using structure-based drug design to address challenges in neuroscience, immunology, microbiology, information sciences, and enabling technologies towards development of novel molecular therapeutics.

The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute and the University of Florida have exceptional resources to support your high-impact science:

  • World class infrastructure in Marine and Bacterial Natural Product Discovery, RNA Structure-Function and Small Molecule targeting.  
  • State-of-the-art core facilities, including those in genomics, proteomics, histology, structural biology (cryoEM, X-ray crystallography, and NMR) and a world-class, high-throughput molecular screening center.
  • Close collaboration with the Gainesville Campus across all areas, but especially with the NCI-designated UF Health Cancer Center, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Neurogenetics, the McKnight Brain Institute, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, as well as many others that can enable translation of chemical probes into clinical candidates.
  • An outstanding bicoastal Scripps Research graduate program ranked in the top-10 nationally for both chemistry and biological sciences.
  • One of the top medicinal chemistry programs nationwide in the College of Pharmacy.
  • A vibrant and collaborative scientific environment Extensive bicoastal and cross-state collaborations with Scripps Research in California and the University of Florida, encouraged with seed funding and newly installed virtual classroom and conference facilities.
  • Easy, encouraged on-campus collaborations among chemists and biologists.
  • New, fully equipped, open-access laboratory space.
  • Family-friendly environment that offers high quality of life with excellent schools, beautiful beaches and easy commutes.

We're committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent by valuing diversity of thought, skill, and experience. As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering environments where team members feel included, valued for their differences, and empowered to do their best work.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD, MD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and an outstanding record of research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.

Successful applicants will have a strong scientific program; experience in, and a commitment to, teaching and mentoring graduate students from diverse backgrounds; a corresponding commitment to diversity and equity, and to inter- and intra-campus collaborations. 

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted through http://apply.interfolio.com/148891 and include:

1) A cover letter

2) A curriculum vitae

3) A research plan

4) The names of three referees.  Please include email and phone number.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will close December 15, 2024.  If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.

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