Academic Job 5

University of Oregon
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology

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

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 apply at and upload a cover letter, 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 via the preceding URL link.  Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.  

The University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is also currently searching for faculty candidates in the areas of Biochemistry and 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. 





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