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Assistant Professor - Chemical Biology

Yale University - Institute of Biomolecular Design & Discovery and MCDB
West Haven, Connecticut; New Haven, CT
competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Nov 15, 2021

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Yale University

Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Institute of Biomolecular Design & Discovery

The Institute of Biomolecular Design & Discovery (IBDD), in partnership with the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB), Yale University, New Haven, CT, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR rank to commence as early as July 1, 2022. The IBDD is a chemical biology-focused research institute, one of seven multidisciplinary research institutes at Yale University’s West Campus.  Institute faculty hold a primary appointment in a life science, physical science, or engineering department.


At this time, we seek to identify candidates whose research interests and accomplishments align with the Institute and the MCDB Department.  We seek creative teacher-scholars to develop outstanding research programs in chemical biological approaches to study cellular and/or organismal biological processes.

They must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. equivalent in a relevant discipline and be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply via  Please upload a cover letter, statement of research plans (up to three pages), curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and up to five reprints of published work(s). Applicants should also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. For further information, contact Paula Maher at The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, and proceed until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


The Chemical Biology Institute at Yale's West Campus will comprise a dozen laboratories focused on discovering the science of molecules in the context of living systems and the application of these discoveries to problems in biology and medicine. The pharmaceutical heritage of the West Campus, with its highly advanced infrastructure and sophisticated instrumentation, makes it a natural site for research at the interface between chemistry and biology. Researchers in the Institute will capitalize on chemical sequence space to explore biology and exploit biological diversity to expand chemistry.
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