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Physical Biochemistry/Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Associate Professor Level)

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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a new 9-month faculty position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or early Associate Professor level (tenured) in the general area of physical biochemistry, with a particular emphasis in the application of Cryo-EM to investigate problems of fundamental biological and biomedical importance. The position will build on existing campus strengths in structural biology and related areas of biophysics, including faculty using X-ray crystallography, NMR and single-molecule methods to study DNA repair, epigenetics, regulation of translation and cell signaling.

The successful candidate will have a record of original research accomplishments; some experience in grant/fellowship proposal preparation is desirable. S/he will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, and internationally recognized research program that is able to attract extramural funding; s/he will also develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and engage in both campus and professional service activities. A competitive start-up package will be provided, with salary commensurate with education, training and experience. The position is available July 1, 2018. A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in biochemistry or a related field is required, as well as postdoctoral experience.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of contributions to diversity. In addition, applicants for the Assistant level position should arrange for submission of three to five letters of recommendation. Applicants for the Associate level position should provide contact names and addresses for three to five references. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at: for Assistant Professor applicants and/or for early Associate Professor applicants. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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 Dr. Jikui Song, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside ( Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry can be found at:, and for the campus, visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

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.

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.

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