Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions in Biopharmaceutical Discovery
Open rank faculty positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Delaware is seeking applications for several open rank tenure-track professorships as part of a multiyear hiring effort in the area of biopharmaceutical discovery. A very broad range of candidates will be considered, including those with research interests spanning biology (e.g. disease models/mechanisms, gene therapy, cell and tissue imaging, immunotherapies, cell-based therapies), chemistry (e.g. chemoproteomics, chemical biology, metabolomics); and engineering (e.g. synthetic biology, protein design, metabolic engineering) will be considered. Successful applicants could have faculty appointments in one or more of several departments, including Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to both research and teaching.
Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded interdisciplinary research program; 2) train Bachelors, Masters and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Successful candidates may synergize with current university research efforts in immunology, chemical biology, protein engineering, synthetic biology, neuroscience, molecular mechanisms underlying human disease, genomics/metagenomics, microbiology, cellular and developmental biology, cancer biology, chemoproteomics, soft materials, cardiovascular biology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal biology, and/or tissue engineering. Faculty will be provided with a competitive, ‘hard-funded’ salary and start-up package. The University provides assistance to candidates with dual career needs.
The University of Delaware, which is centrally located on the I-95 corridor between NYC/Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington DC, has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research and teaching community. The research environment is further strengthened by NIH-funded INBRE and Center for Translational Research Awards as well as several NIH-funded COBRE awards, including one focused on chemical biology (https://sites.udel.edu/cobrediscovery/). The University of Delaware administers several graduate programs with emphases in these areas including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomechanics and Movement Science, Materials Science, and Psychological and Brain Sciences. UD also hosts one of the longest running Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 training grants in the nation, which trains students in applying chemical approaches to life sciences research questions. The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, fMRI, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, nanofabrication, materials characterization, NMR, and small molecule X-ray crystallography (http://corefacilities.dbi.udel.edu/). UD also maintains robust clinical partnerships with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which just built a clinical and research PET imaging facility, and The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care. UD is also the host institution for the US Department of Commerce funded National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL; https://niimbl.org/index.php) and UD is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on receipt and will continue until November 1, 2019 for full consideration. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and long-term research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/careers. For additional information, please contact Susan Cheadle (email@example.com) or Dr. Joseph Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Biopharmaceutical Discovery Cluster Hire, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.
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The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/