Biochemistry Faculty Position

Detroit, Michigan
Sep 01, 2017
Oct 01, 2017
Job Type
Full time


The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the Division of Biochemistry, pending budgetary approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level with potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in any area of biological chemistry or chemical biology.

The Department has a dozen highly interactive faculty members working on DNA, RNA, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and in chemical biology. Their research covers a diverse range of fields including carcinogenesis, immunology, computational biology, proteomics, genomics, and epigenetics. Excellent opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, the nearby School of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and the iBio Institute.

The Department of Chemistry has a supportive academic environment and a strong graduate program that confers ~20 PhDs each year. The Department offers an excellent research environment that includes ample, newly renovated research laboratories and a fully staffed instrumentation facility with state-of-the-art equipment including: a phosphorimager; ESI, MALDI-TOF and high-res MS; NMR, CD, and EPR spectrometers; and a transmission electron microscope. Tissue culture and animal care facilities are also available. 

Please email the application materials to Stanislav Groysman at Additionally, you will be prompted to apply online using a link sent by Professor Groysman.  Junior candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of future research plans, a teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be sent by email to Stanislav Groysman at Mid-career and senior candidates should have an established record of excellence in teaching and research and should submit an application letter, diversity statement, and curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education.  Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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