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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Columbia, South Carolina
Competitive salary, benefits, and start-up funds will be provided.
Closing date
Nov 16, 2021
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina ( is seeking exceptional candidates to join our collegial and multi-disciplinary program, on August 16, 2022, as a tenure-track faculty member at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the area of BIOCHEMISTRY, broadly defined. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, chemistry, or a related discipline plus a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience by the start date of employment. Candidates with expertise in bioinorganic and bioorganic chemistry, microbiology, natural products biosynthesis, synthetic biology, and structural biology are especially encouraged to apply.  Candidates are expected to develop a cutting-edge, externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

To apply, applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references, and a 5-6 page summary of research accomplishments and future research plans. Applicants should also arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by the three references to the same site. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021.  The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.  

The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, less than three hours from the mountains or the coast.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a vibrant research environment that includes collaborations with the UofSC College of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health.  We are strongly dedicated to the success of all our faculty and provide a supportive workplace. 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


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