University of California Riverside (UCR)

Open Faculty Position in Epigenetics in the Department of Biochemistry

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA, United States

Open Faculty Position in Epigenetics
in the Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level or a tenured position at the rank of an Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2020.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist performing basic research in any area of epigenetics, including, but not limited to, studies of chromatin biology, regulatory RNA, or epitranscriptomics in development, disease, regeneration and/or ageing. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding research productivity and creativity, and will be expected to develop and lead an innovative independent, extramurally funded research program. The position will build on existing strengths of the Department in structural, molecular, and cellular biology, and will benefit from the cutting-edge facilities for genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening. A generous start-up package will be provided to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, with salary commensurate with experience.

For all levels, applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in service activities. Potential leadership positions for a senior candidate include chairing the department or directing the department’s graduate program. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications by January 22, 2020. Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2020.

For all levels, applications should be submitted online at, and should contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. Applicants for the Assistant level should also provide at least three letters of recommendation; applicants for the Associate/Full level should provide contact names and addresses of at least three references. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty in genomics, epigenetic regulation, or metabolic control in model organisms. These include faculty with expertise in structural, molecular, and cellular biology who study epigenetic coregulators and modifications of chromatin structure, transcription regulation, DNA repair, and their roles in cancer, metabolism, stem cell biology, and aging.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Perry, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside ( For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Kendall Dunmore, Academic Personnel, at Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at:

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UCR is growing its multidisciplinary research centers across the different colleges and departments including stem cells, ageing, infectious diseases, molecular and translational medicine. The Riverside campus is situated in a historic citrus growing area in Southern California and is within driving distance of other UC campuses (UCLA, UCI, UCSD), research institutes and biotech industries. For further Campus information visit

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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