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Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Biochemistry

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry
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Assistant or Associate (tenure-track) faculty position

Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

The Department of Biochemistry is expanding its faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank (tenure-track). The department is seeking to recruit an investigator with an exciting research program focused on fundamental biological mechanisms. Proposed studies must be conducted on the molecular and cellular levels, with preference to proposals that complement and enhance our current research programs in metabolism, cancer biology, neurodegeneration, and structural biology (

The Department of Biochemistry offers a collaborative, multifaceted academic environment founded on research programs at the WVU Health Sciences Center and supported by core facilities. All faculty ranks are backed by substantial salary support. New faculty are further supported with substantial protected time from teaching and by a junior faculty mentoring program. West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant University with 191 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. The Department of Biochemistry is a part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, which incorporates the WVU Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.

Morgantown is in the mountains of northern West Virginia, within a few hours of drive from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. It is an expanding college town, which offers a safe family-friendly environment, excellent schools, affordable cost of living, and wild and wonderful Appalachian outdoors. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the US.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in departmental teaching at the graduate and professional levels. For consideration at the Assistant Professor rank, minimum qualifications are a PhD and/or MD degree, postdoctoral experience, and high-quality publications from the postdoctoral period. For consideration at the Associate Professor rank, the candidate is expected to have extramurally funded research program and sustained productivity documented by high-quality publications, grants, mentoring experience.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Interested candidates will apply online at: with a single pdf file containing: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) current research accomplishments; 4) future research plans; and 5) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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