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Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics - Computational Biology
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Computational Biology - The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor position in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of computational biology with a focus on mechanistic biochemistry, structural biology and/or theoretical biophysics. 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 theory, simulation and high-end computational approaches, as well as a strong record of applying these approaches to important biological problems. We seek individuals with a strong record of independent accomplishments, who will interact productively both with colleagues 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 education and research.

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.

Review of complete applications will begin December 2, 2013. Please include in your online application the names and email addresses for 3 references.

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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.