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Duke University School of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
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Sep 28, 2021

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The Department of Biochemistry ( and the Duke Microbiome Center ( at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham NC invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The most appropriate candidates will be those whose activities complement and integrate research programs within the Department of Biochemistry and Duke Microbiome Center and should have demonstrable expertise in the biochemistry, chemical biology, or biology of the microbiome. Research topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, microbiomes and their constituent microorganisms associated with the human body or environments, or microorganisms from other sources that could be interrogated for novel functions and interactive mechanisms. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity, productivity, and mentorship, as well as a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and a diverse community. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain extramural funding, and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate education, training, and mentorship. We strongly support an inclusive and anti-racist environment and are committed to the diversification of our ranks and new faculty hires are expected to contribute to promoting such an environment. Preference will be given to applicants at the level of Assistant Professor who would start an independent career at Duke. Interested senior faculty are also welcome to apply but will be considered separately. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. The application materials must include a cover letter accompanied by a one-page statement describing the candidate’s background and efforts at promoting diversity and inclusion, a curriculum vitae, and a three-page statement of research (organized as one-page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of your future research plans), and 3 letters of recommendation. The diversity statement should address why the candidate believes diversity, inclusion, and equity are important to the academic research enterprise with any example(s) from their experiences and plans for future contributions. All applications should be submitted through:

Diversity and Inclusion: Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or other legally protected characteristics. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. More information about our strategies and efforts to dismantle racism and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Duke University School of Medicine can be found at

Important Dates: Applications should be received by October 15, 2021 for full consideration. Semifinalist candidates will be invited to participate in virtual interviews in early November 2021 to present their research and future plans. Finalists will then be invited for on-site interviews.

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