University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Posted on December 15,

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks applicants for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in biochemistry. With research programs spanning a broad range of subjects, our faculty is committed to tackling fundamental biological questions at a molecular level. We are an interactive group that encourages the development of enabling technologies, research at the interface of multiple disciplines, and team science. More information about the department can be found on our website (https://www.umassmed.edu/bmp).

            We are searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, committed to diversity, creativity, and collaboration, to join our team of active engaged faculty. The successful candidate will develop and lead an internationally-recognized extramurally-funded research program, contribute to our missions of education and service, and play an active role in the Department as we expand in a new phase of growth. Qualified applicants will have earned a Ph.D. in a life or physical science discipline and have a demonstrated track record of outstanding accomplishment. Applicants of all academic ranks with a strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

            The Department is housed on two floors of a well-appointed 340,000 sq ft research building on a rapidly expanding Medical School campus. Core facilities for cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, small molecule screening, structure-based drug design, mass spectrometry, proteomics, genotyping, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, microscopy/imaging, deep sequencing, genomics/bioinformatics, transgenic/knockout mice, and metabolic phenotyping are available. More information about these and other core facilities may be found here: https://www.umassmed.edu/research/cores/.

            The University of Massachusetts Medical School is a world-class public research institution located in the heart of New England. Worcester is the second largest city in the Commonwealth, providing a rich and diverse environment with thriving art, music, and cultural scenes. Worcester is also nestled in the center of New England farm country, providing the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities within minutes of the campus. The major travel hubs of Boston and Providence are within 50 miles of campus.

            Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, diversity statement, and contact information for three references to http://www.academicjobsonline.org. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Dr. Sean Ryder ([email protected]). Evaluation of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and will continue until the position is filled.

            As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.