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Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty, Professional, tenure-track -- Biochemical Instrument Specialist

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
TBD; commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 29, 2021

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Management-Laboratory, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
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Full time
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Professional Faculty, full-time, tenure track

Biochemistry/Proteomics/Molecular Biology

Required Degree: Ph.D.

Position Description:  Biochemical Instrument Specialist

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University invites applications for a continuing faculty status (tenure track) professional faculty position.  Strong applicants with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, chemistry, or a related area are invited to apply. 

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to supervise the biochemical mass spectrometry and cell sorting instrumentation, essential department research support facilities.  Responsibilities include (1) maintaining the departmental biochemical mass spectrometry instrumentation for proteomics and related research, (2) maintaining the departmental fluorescence-activated cell sorting instrumentation, (3) training faculty and students in the use of these resources, and (4) teaching chemistry classes as assigned by the department chair. In addition, this specialist should participate in appropriate citizenship activities at the university, as well as for his/her profession.  

Desired skills and experience

Ability to effectively teach biochemistry and/or chemistry classes and expertise in biological mass spectrometry are essential.  Experience with fluorescence-activated cell sorting and ability to interact effectively and communicate with clarity are highly desirable.

•    Training and experience in biochemical mass spectrometry

•    Provide proactive support to researchers

•    Effective writer, communicator, and teacher

•    Enjoy teaching and qualified to teach classes in the area of their degree

•    Good collaborator and congenial colleague

•    Well-organized -- can manage time and resources effectively

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021.  Early application is encouraged. 

About the Employer:

The BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a vibrant place with a dual mission: to provide a world-class education to a talented population of undergraduate and graduate students, and to make cutting-edge research contributions in the varied disciplines of our faculty. The department consists of 40 faculty, with 100 graduate students and 400 undergraduate majors, serving 12,000 students annually. Our undergraduate students are sought after by the most prestigious graduate programs and medical schools; our graduate students are placed in coveted positions in academia and industry. Our research is funded by external grants of $5 M annually with additional generous support from the University.

BYU is an equal opportunity employer. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Brigham Young University is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Provo Utah. Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and requires observance of Church standards. Preference is given to applicants who are members of the Church.
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