Multiple Assistant Professor positions in Molecular Genetics. These are full-time nine-month, tenure-track positions with research (60%), teaching (30%), and service (10%) responsibilities. The estimated start date is August 1, 2024.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University, seeks applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions with a nine-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2024. Multiple applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will be recruited to develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally recognized research program in modern Molecular Genetics. Candidates with a research emphasis in any area of molecular genetics in any organism, from microbes to plants to animals, are invited. Expertise in computational genetics and genomics, genetic engineering, integrative molecular genetics involving nucleic acids, epigenetics, single-molecule approaches, and single-cell sequencing or other cutting-edge strategies are particularly encouraged. Responsibilities for this position will also include teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels and service to the department, university, and the field, including possible outreach to industry.
RESOURCES: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research in the various fields of the life sciences. The university promotes interdisciplinary research to advance foundational knowledge and application in agriculture, engineering, and medicine. The campus hosts a range of core facilities supporting work for protein, nucleic acid, high- and super-resolution fluorescent imaging, high-performance computing, plant growth and transformation facilities, mouse phenotyping core, as well as BSL3 facilities. Advanced tools, resources, and expertise, including state-of-the-art cryoEM, crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, analytical protein chemistry, and metabolomics facilities with extensive mass spectrometry capabilities in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics foster vibrant collaborations across disciplines of structural biology, biochemistry, and genetics.
The successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary, startup package, and laboratory space with access to shared common-use equipment within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/131361 and upload the following: 1) cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s suitability for the position, 2) comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, 3) personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and services 4) names and contact information of five (5) professional references, who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.
For questions, email inquiries to Dr. Michael Polymenis, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2128, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program.
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular genetics, biology, biochemistry, or a related field is required. Evidence of potential for developing an outstanding research program and indications of strong mentorship and teaching skills are required.
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