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Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Competitive salary support and a generous benefits package and start-up funds will be provided
Closing date
Nov 15, 2021
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The Department of Biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are seeking individuals to establish internationally leading programs that apply the tools of chemical biology and/or medicinal chemistry (e.g. structure-based methods for drug discovery, combinatorial chemistry, hit-to-lead optimization, drug development, and chemoproteomics) to topics of biomedical relevance. Candidates with research interests in epigenetics (e.g. histone binding/modifying proteins), G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, and antimicrobial or anticancer agents are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive salary support and a generous benefits package and start-up funds will be provided as well as outstanding opportunities for collaboration with basic, translational, and clinical investigators.

Who are we looking for? Applicants must have a doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline, at least two years of postdoctoral training, a strong publication record in designing and synthesizing small molecule inhibitors and chemical probes to investigate biomolecules of therapeutic relevance, and the potential to obtain extramural funding. MCW intends to attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. MCW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based on age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.

How do you apply? Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2021 and continue until positions are filled. For inquiries, contact Dr. Brian Smith, Chair, Chemical Biology Recruitment Committee ( To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, copies of key publications, and three reference letters electronically in pdf format to:

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)|MCW ( is the 3rd largest private medical school in the country, conducting over $200M annually in externally funded research, over $145M from the NIH. The Department of Biochemistry ( is home to state-of-the-art X-ray, NMR, and chemical synthesis facilities with ready access to shared resources for high-performance computing. MCW is also home to an NIH-designated National Biomedical EPR Center and Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute ( Institutional disease-focused initiatives and established centers for cardiovascular, neuroscience, infectious disease, (epi)genetics, and cancer research provide translational opportunities for structure-based drug discovery in many areas.

Milwaukee| Located on the west side of beautiful Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, Milwaukee boasts some of the nation's largest summer festivals, a multi-cultural population rich in culinary and artistic tradition, a progressive downtown, and a multitude of outdoor recreation possibilities. Milwaukee has affordable housing of all types, excellent public and parochial schools, and minimal traffic. Neighborhoods are known for variety, character and housing architecture, together offering a superb quality of life and exceptional work-life balance.

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