Recruitment for a tenure-track position in Protein Biology and Biochemistry Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Rí

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Biology Department is currently evaluating applications for one tenure-track position in protein biology and biochemistry to join a cluster of 4 new faculty in molecular biosciences.  

The Biology Department is the largest unit within the University of Puerto Rico system, distinguished with outstanding research tradition and an MS- PhD graduate program with an intercampus component.  The Department is situated at the heart of the recently built technology corridor connected organically to the PR Science Trust, Medical Sciences Campus, state-of-the-art Molecular Sciences Building, Institute of Neurobiology and other universities. This location provides for vigorous academic and applied collaborations as well as training opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.

Faculty is being recruited to a well-equipped lab space with access to incubator facilities in the Molecular Sciences Building.  The department and the Molecular Sciences Building offer core facilities in proteomics, genomics, microscopy, bioinformatics among others. 

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and conduct research and publish in the area of specialty; participate in outreach and service activities related to his/her academic and scientific expertise; actively participate in departmental activities and projects, as well as those at the College of Natural Sciences and the UPR system and fulfill all other obligations associated with a tenure-track position. A dynamic research program that attracts extramural funding and involves graduate and undergraduate students is expected.   Start-up funds, internal funding for research, and additional start-up funds from the PR Science Trust are available.  A PhD or equivalent degree and post-doctoral experience, and a strong research record are required.   We are looking for faculty that will be able to integrate skills that will foster interdisciplinary research, faculty collaboration and student training.  The initial appointment is expected to be at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment may be possible under special circumstances.

Applications are under review and will be accepted until all position is filled.

The application includes: the Curriculum Vitae, brief research statement (≤ 3 pages), teaching statement (≤ 2 pages), and contact information of three references in a single pdf file e-mailed to Dr. Tugrul Giray, Chair, Department of Biology,

Expected starting date: January 15, 2017

University of Puerto Rico is an equal opportunity employer.




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