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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open July 28, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the general area of molecular biology and translational biochemistry, including, but not limited to biomolecular catalysis/biophysics, nutritional biochemistry, metabolomics, live single-cell imaging, gene expression/epigenetics, or genome stability. The position will build on existing strengths of the Department in structural, molecular, and cellular biology, and will benefit from the cutting-edge facilities for genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and high-throughput small molecule and genetic screening.

The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments; will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; will develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses; will advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; and will engage in both campus and professional service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education and experience. The intended start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

Required qualifications at time of application for this position include: Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular or cellular biology, or a related field.

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.

To apply: submit a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity and three to five letters of recommendation to Review of applications will commence on October 1st, 2022, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Jikui Song, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry, at For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Lauren Romestant, Academic Personnel, at Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at: , and for the campus, visit


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular or cellular biology, or a related field.

Preferred qualifications


Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. You will need to request for these references to provide their confidential recommendation letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

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Campus Information

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. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy ( All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA