Brandeis University, Chemistry_MRSEC

Position ID:Brandeis-CHEM_MRSEC-MRSEC [#25618]
Position Title: Assistant / Associate Professor in Protein Design and Bioinspired Soft Materials
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biochemistry / Protein Design, Bioinspired soft materials
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/08, finished 2024/05/04, listed until 2024/03/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Brandeis University is conducting an assistant - associate faculty search in the interdisciplinary research areas of biological materials science and soft matter. We seek specialists in protein design to join the Biochemistry or other departments, such as Physics and Chemistry, who are interested in broad collaborations with a vision towards integrated sciences in which materials science overlaps with other disciplines. Successful candidates may hold degrees in biochemistry, computational biology, structural biology, or a related discipline with strong knowledge in the experimental and computational aspects of protein structure/function and engineering. We will also consider applications from broader areas of bioinspired soft materials. Brandeis University offers a unique opportunity to participate in a diverse interdisciplinary program, the NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), focused on biologically inspired materials. Therefore, the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and displaying excellent interpersonal skills is crucial. Candidates are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs while engaging in forefront biomaterials and/or soft matter research. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible with a target of Fall 2024, pending budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and a research plan, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at A research-intensive liberal arts university, Brandeis fosters highly collaborative science both within and between departments. Brandeis is in the process of constructing a new science complex that will house the Chemistry department and is conducting multiple searches that will strengthen cross-disciplinary studies across the sciences. The suburban campus in Waltham, MA, part of the high-tech corridor along I-95, and is close to the academic and biotechnology centers of Boston and Cambridge. At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. To prepare your diversity statement, please use the guidelines provided by UCSC: The statement will be evaluated by the UCSC rubric:

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MRSEC - MS 057
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453