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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Employer
University of Florida, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Location
Gainesville, FL
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline, and will conduct cutting-edge, exceptional research within the broadly constituted disciplines of metabolism, molecular biology, structural biology, or other fields that would synergize with the current faculty's research. Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding will enhance the application. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a growing and vibrant research atmosphere with a newly appointed chairperson, 16 research-intense faculty members, and plans for additional future faculty hires over a 5-year period. Current strengths of the department include (1) structural biochemistry (virus and macromolecular structure through X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, and NMR) (2) metabolism (metabolomics and metabolic flux analysis), spatial biology, and artificial intelligence, and (3) molecular biology (RNA structure/function, epigenetics, gene regulation, DNA repair, and replication). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is part of a larger Biomedical Sciences program within the College of Medicine that includes 8 separate departments. UF offers world-class core facilities for NMR/MRI, mass spectrometry, and computing that are easily accessible to the researcher. In 2021, UF entered a partnership with Nvidia to build HiPerGator 3.0, one of the largest supercomputing facilities sited at a university in the world. This year, UF surpassed 1 billion dollars in research spending and was named one of the top 5 public universities by US News and World Report.

Educational activities of the Department include teaching at graduate/professional and undergraduate levels and mentoring graduate students and research fellows.

Our Commitment

The UF College of Medicine and the Department are committed to diversity, inclusion, and health equity through the efforts of actively finding, developing, and including the best talent to support our vision of being "a premier institution focused on promoting health and alleviating human suffering through exceptional education, discovery, innovation and patient-centered health care of the highest quality." As part of the college's strategic plan, many initiatives have been launched in support of our vision to lead the nation in promoting and celebrating workplace diversity and inclusion and support comprehensive, intentional strategies to advance health care equity and access to care.

To learn more about the College of Medicine's strategic plan "Engage, Innovate, Excel 2026", please visit: https://med.ufl.edu/about/strategic-plan/.

Candidates must apply online at Careers at UF. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be kept confidential. Inquiries and nominations can be sent to Associate Professor Matthew Merritt, matthewmerritt@ufl.edu.

The link includes expanded instructions and information about the position; in brief please submit:

1) One PDF file containing:

a) A curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references. References will only be contacted at the final stage of the interview process.

b) Statement of research plans (2-3 pages).

c) Citations and description of significance (200 words or less) for up to three publications.

d) Statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy and commitment to providing opportunities to diverse student populations (1 page).

2) PDF copies of the publications mentioned in item 1c.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.
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