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Faculty Position in Epigenetic Regulation and Metabolic Control in Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open October 22nd, 2018 through Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new academic-year faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Leadership opportunities are available for the successful senior candidate who possesses excellent potential to develop into a leader in their field of research and who also can strengthen extramural funding in the department. This search is for an individual in any area of metabolomics, epigenetic regulation or metabolic control, with an emphasis on understanding epigenetic and metabolic control mechanisms in vivo and in vitro, and their roles in human diseases. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) metabolomics, epigenetic and metabolic modifications in cancer, the intersection of metabolism and epigenetics, epigenetic or metabolic mechanisms in stem cell biology, mammalian development, and/or aging.

The position will build on existing campus strengths in genomics, epigenetics and biochemical regulation in model organisms and humans. Faculty expertise includes structural, molecular, and cellular biology, biochemical regulation of enzymatic activity, epigenetic and metabolic control by coregulators, regulation by non-coding RNAs, modification of chromatin structure, transcription regulation, and DNA repair in the context of metabolism, stem cell biology, cancer, neuroscience and aging.

The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments in epigenetics or biochemical regulation. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in the use of animal models, including genetically modified animals, to study biochemical and epigenetic mechanisms during normal development and/or in disease. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program at UCR that continues to attract extramural funding. The successful candidate will also develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biochemistry and closely related disciplines, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in university and extramural service activities. The candidate should possess potential or demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

The campus offers a genomics and metabolomics core, X-ray core, and other facilities for facilitating research and collaborations.

A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The position is available July 1, 2019. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, or a related field is required. Interested individuals should submit the following materials online at a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research, and a statement of teaching philosophy. A statement addressing the candidate’s past and potential future contributions to academic diversity is required. In addition, applicants should provide contact names and addresses for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration , applicants should submit their complete applications by December 17, 2018. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Stephen Spindler, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside; ( For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Eliana Martinez, Academic Personnel, at Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at:, and for the campus, visit

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)