Chemistry, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-Chemistry-BICCHBI [#7667, 16187AB]
Position Title: Biochemistry and Chemical Biology-2 positions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Biochemistry, Chemical biology
Starting Date:2017/09/16
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/08/19, finished 2017/06/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon invites applications for either a tenure-track Biochemistry faculty or a tenure-track Chemical Biology faculty member, at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017 or later. A Ph.D. is required.

Assistant Professor - Biochemistry Biochemistry research at the University of Oregon takes place in context of the Institute of Molecular Biology ( which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology and Physics. We seek applicants from all areas of molecular biology who are using advanced approaches to study mechanisms of cellular function, including topics in RNA and protein biochemistry. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in host-pathogen interactions, stem cell biology, organelle biogenesis, genome function, and cytoskeleton biochemistry.

Assistant Professor – Chemical Biology We seek applicants with research interests focusing on the development and/or use of chemical tools and approaches to address fundamental questions in biology and medicine. Applicants are encouraged who are working in all areas of chemical biology, particularly in applications of synthetic chemistry to topics such as bio(in)organic chemistry, bioorthogonal chemistry, molecular sensing, metals in medicine, synthetic biology/directed evolution, and imaging. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere between chemists, biologists, and physicists including interdisciplinary opportunities with the Institute of Molecular Biology ( and the Materials Science Institute (, and complement strengths in organic synthesis, materials chemistry, and bio(in)organic chemistry within the department.

Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 10, 2016. Please upload a cover letter specifying your area of interest, Biochemistry or Chemical Biology, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

Of note, the University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is also currently searching for faculty candidates in Physical Chemistry (

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
(541) 346-2524
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
1253 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

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