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Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Assistant or Associate (tenure-track) faculty position
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Candidates with innovative research programs focused on fundamental biochemical mechanisms that relate to human disease are preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in departmental teaching at the graduate and professional levels. Teaching duties will include mentoring graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. Service to the department and university will be assigned by the chair commensurate with faculty rank. 

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine offers a collaborative, multifaceted academic environment with active research in the areas of metabolism, vision science, neurodegeneration, RNA biology, structural biology, and cancer ( All faculty ranks are backed by substantial salary support. The department maintains a highly regarded faculty mentoring program to help advance the careers of junior faculty. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is a part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, which incorporates the WVU Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. Research at the Health Sciences Center is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities ( and throughout the WVU campus ( 

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant University with 191 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and approximately 30,000 students. Morgantown is in the mountains of northern West Virginia, with proximity to Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC. It is an expanding college town, which offers a safe, family-friendly environment, excellent schools, affordable cost of living, and outdoor recreation. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the US.


Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in biochemistry or a related natural science field, such as biology, chemistry or biophysics, at least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience, and high-quality publications. Consideration at the Associate Professor rank also requires an extramurally funded research program and sustained productivity documented by high-quality publications, grants, and effective mentoring. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Interested candidates should apply online at:
Applicants should submit a single pdf file containing: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) current research accomplishments; 4) future research plans; and 5) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests. 

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or posi-tion. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We wel-come candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applica-tions from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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