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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Biochemistry at CU Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall of 2020.  The successful applicant’s research should focus on mechanistic and structural investigations of biological processes by single particle cryo-EM or electron cryotomography, and by complementary techniques. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Nov. 1, 2019.

Who We Are

The Department of Biochemistry has approximately 20 faculty members, 75 research faculty, more than 60 graduate students, and 450 undergraduate students. We are housed in the new state of the art Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building designed to facilitate collaborations between scientists and students from multiple disciplines to address critical challenges in the biosciences.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Applicants are expected to establish an innovative research program in structural biology, and to take full advantage of the Department’s new Titan Krios TEM (to be installed in fall of 2019). The candidate is expected to lead a productive, externally funded research program and take an active role in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

What We Can Offer

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

One year of relevant postdoctoral experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV (please include a 1-2 sentence statement describing the impact of up to five selected publications)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1 page - specify the types of courses that match your interests) 
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy (up to 3 pages - include a brief statement about how your research complements and broadens research in the department)
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement  (must demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.)
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for four references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

For Full Consideration please apply by November 1st, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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