Assistant Professor – Eukaryotic Molecular Biology

Posted on August 9,

About the Job

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) at the University of Minnesota invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the area of eukaryotic molecular biology.  New faculty will be supported by a highly competitive startup package and salary, state-of-the art research space and access to exceptional core facilities.

Ideal candidates will develop an innovative, federally funded research program in the area of eukaryotic molecular biology with relevance to molecular mechanisms of disease pathology. They will contribute to medical, graduate, and undergraduate educational programs, research mentorship, and academic and professional service.

The BMBB department has strengths in biochemistry, metabolism, proteomics, molecular genetics, signaling, biotechnology, synthetic and structural biology. BMBB supports robust graduate and postdoctoral programs as well as a large undergraduate major in biochemistry.   The University of Minnesota provides a rich environment for collaborations and a wide array of facilities and resources to promote cross-disciplinary research.  Research areas of emphasis for new faculty include, but are not limited to, mechanisms of gene expression, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics, and molecular mechanisms of disease.

For additional information, contact the faculty search committee at:  [email protected].


Criteria for selection will include past research accomplishments and productivity, significance and innovation of planned future research, and commitment to teaching and mentorship. Candidates must hold a PhD in life sciences.

About the Department

The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) comprises faculty from the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences who are committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. Multiple research opportunities allow BMBB faculty to interface with a variety of other basic science and clinical faculty within the university and the scientific community.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans, including a 401(a) with a 5.5% required employee contribution and 10% University contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, go to and search for Job 356872. 

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

Application materials must include: CV, Cover Letter (maximum 1 page), Research Statement (maximum 3 pages), Teaching Statement (maximum 1 page), and Diversity Statement (maximum 1 page). A single PDF of those application materials should also be emailed to [email protected]. In addition, applicants should have three referees email letters of recommendation to [email protected].

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. It is anticipated that successful candidates will be on campus for the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.