Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Open Faculty Positions

Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics – Electron Microscopy
Posting Department: Biochemistry and Biophysics
Expire Date: 10/03/2015
The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant, Full, and/or Associate Professor position in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of biochemistry and biophysics with a focus on structural biology approaches that employ electron microscopy. Responsibilities include establishing a vigorous and independently funded research program while supervising and mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, as well as contributing to the graduate and medical school educational missions. The new faculty member will have a strong background in electron microscopy methods, a strong record of applying these approaches to the study of important biological and biomedical questions, and will be expected to interact productively with colleagues both within the Department and across the Penn Medicine and University of Pennsylvania campus. Applicants must have an M.D and/or Ph.D or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research and education.

Research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics strives to understand molecular mechanisms of key biological and pathological processes and their physical and chemical underpinnings – drawing on a wide range of disciplines. The Department is home to the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Foundation and comprises 27 primary faculty, including members of the National Academy, Royal Society, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Department also houses Penn Medicine’s Electron Microscopy Resource Laboratory, in which significant investments are being made.

Review of complete applications will begin December 2, 2013. Please include in your online application the names and email addresses for 3 references. Further information on the Department can be found at

The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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