Assistant Professor - Chemical Biology

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey
Nov 18, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Field of specialization
Environmental, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science (CES) at New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of chemical biology, broadly defined, starting in the Fall of 2021. The candidate should utilize chemical methods to investigate and manipulate biological systems. Particular areas of interest include advanced materials, synthetic biology, and biotechnology and will capitalize on NJIT's substantial investment in cell and gene therapy.

CES is within the College of Science and Liberal Arts and is committed to exceptional core education in liberal arts and excellence in research and scholarship.  Many resources, facilities, and collaboration opportunities exist with the Department, College, University, and neighboring institutions.  Competitive salary, startup funds, and laboratory space will be provided.  Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program and to demonstrate excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching in chemistry, biochemistry, and related science programs.

NJIT is an R1 research university, conveniently located in the New York metropolitan area with over 11,000 students, is continuing to build internationally recognized programs in chemical and environmental sciences. The Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science ( offers degrees in Chemistry (BS, MS, and Ph.D.), Biochemistry (BS), Pharmaceutical Chemistry  (MS), Cell and Gene Therapy Sciences (PMS), and Environmental Science degrees (BS, MS, and Ph.D.), and Forensic Science (BS). 

To apply, please visit and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, maximum of a five-page description of research plans, one-page description of teaching interests, and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Additional positions available in our Department are posted at

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