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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Apply now Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University seeks an Assistant Professor in the University Tenure Line. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent with the potential for or a record of sustained scientific accomplishment who bring creativity and originality to their research, teaching, and mentorship. We are a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to fundamental discovery in the biological science. We are united by the common view that transformative advances in biology come through a molecular understanding of biological systems. Our goals are to perform foundational research, to mentor and train scientists and scientific leaders, and to foster a strong scientific community. We value constructive and collaborative interaction in our scientific mission. Our research ranges from molecular structure to organismal biology as we strive to uncover new biological principles and to impact human disease. For more information see             

  • The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.

Individuals appointed as Assistant Professors in the UTL will have completed house staff training (where applicable) and, additionally, one or two years of postdoctoral research experience.  Their accomplishments during graduate and postgraduate training should already have stamped them as creative and promising investigators.  If these individuals have not had formal teaching experience, they should have demonstrated during their postdoctoral training a commitment to develop the skills necessary for first-rate teaching.  In short, the successful candidate must have demonstrated true distinction (or the promise of achieving true distinction) in research, and the capability of sustaining first-rate performance (or the promise of this) in teaching, and excellence in patient care (if applicable) appropriate to the programmatic need upon which the appointment is based. The initial term of appointment will be four years.

Review of complete applications with recommendation letters will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Biochemistry Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Submit a brief (<1 page) cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in Stanford Biochemistry and your overarching scientific vision, a copy of your Curriculum Vitae with publications and a description of research accomplishments and future plans and the names and e-mail addresses of three references by using the Apply Now button above.

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The expected base pay range for this position is $185,000 - $203,000. 

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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