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Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education

Ph.D., MD, or equivalent degree.

Required Related Experience

Post-doctoral experience in biochemistry or a related field.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, or FULL professor level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree. Senior applicants must have an active, extramurally funded research program. For junior applicants, extramural funding is not required. Competitive start-up funds and appropriate space will be offered.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research area complements existing departmental strengths in the structural and cellular biology of cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic diseases as well as cancer. Translational research programs that encompass aspects of both basic and clinical research are of special interest. The Department offers a stimulating and collaborative environment, with a strong graduate program, and shared, state-of-the-art equipment. Our present research funding is ranked in the top 20, nationally. The University of Kentucky houses an NCI-designated Cancer Center, a federally supported Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and a Clinical and Translational Science Award. In addition, the University is undergoing a significant expansion of its biomedical research program.

Evaluation of applicants will begin September 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of current and future research (≤ 5 pages with a ½ page abstract) (Specific request 1), teaching philosophy (≤ 2 pages) (Specific Request 2), and the names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: biochem@uky.edu.

For further information about the Department, please visit: https://medicine.uky.edu/departments/biochemistry/.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

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