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Instructor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (F73870)-SOM

Mission or Goal of Unit: The mission of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology falls into two important categories: teaching and research. We address important research problems and provide high quality opportunities for pre-and postdoctoral trainees. Biochemistry and molecular biology are the underpinnings of modern biomedical science and our Department provides this background for all trainees at VCU, regardless of the direction the future may take them in.

Chief Purpose of this position: The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine is seeking an Instructor with training in research areas of bioactive lipids in health and diseases; particularly the role of bioactive sphingolipids in cancer and metabolic diseases.

Position Responsibilities: The faculty member will be responsible for research areas of bioactive sphingolipids and their functions in cancer and metabolic diseases. They will be expected to develop a scholarly/research portfolio with focus on submission of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will be expected to develop an active independent funded research program.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline
  • Extensive knowledge on cell metabolism as it relates to bioactive lipids in health and disease.
  • Record of publication demonstrating expertise in the faculty area of research
  • Record of involvement in grant submissions for external funding
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong expertise in areas of bioactive sphingolipids, cancer, metabolic diseases, and sepsis
  • Minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience
Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Instructor
Months: 12
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Salary: Commensurate

ORP Eligible: Yes

Restricted: Yes

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jodi Humpage
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 804-828-0104

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