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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty, Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Posted by on Thursday, September 8, 2022 in Job Opportunities .

Vanderbilt University: Basic Sciences: Biochemistry


Nashville, TN

Open Date

Sep 01, 2022


Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Basic Sciences. The Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor; exceptional applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will also be considered.

We seek candidates who are using innovative approaches to address important and challenging problems in all aspects of biology at the molecular level. Candidates are expected to develop a strong research program and participate in the education of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. We are especially interested in scientists that complement current department and institution strengths, which include DNA and RNA metabolism, chromatin biology, signal transduction, protein misfolding diseases, and molecular cancer biology. Investigators developing and utilizing innovative approaches including computational biology, single molecule biochemistry, and chemical biology are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse research community. The Biochemistry department has exceptional faculty who have received major international awards, election to the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Stanley Cohen, 1986). Incoming faculty will have a supportive peer group and extensive mentoring. We are a welcoming community of collaborative investigators dedicated to excellence in research, training, and service.

Biochemistry is part of the Basic Sciences within the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. This unique structure provides an outstanding environment for discovery science that includes state-of-the art core facilities ( and several trans-institutional centers and institutes ( Trainees in the appointee’s lab also are eligible for stipend support from over 25 NIH-supported T32 training programs (


  • PhD completed in Biochemistry-associated field
  • PostDoctoral Research Fellow experience, 3-5 years

Application Instructions

All applications will be processed through Interfolio. Do not send any materials directly to the Department or search committee. All materials should be submitted in PDF format:

  • curriculum vitae
  • research plan, no more than three pages long
  • one-page description of your mentoring philosophy including your commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion
  • reprints of three recent publications
  • three letters of recommendation to be sent directly via Interfolio (blind to applicant, up to five letters of recommendation may be accepted)
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Statement of Teaching, optional

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