Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Tenure-Track Faculty - Organic Synthesis/Drug Discovery
Location: Stephenson Life Science Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Position Type: Faculty
Position URL: apply.interfolio.com/132012
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is excited to grow our department by adding two new tenure-track faculty positions in Synthetic Chemistry, available at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2024. Applicants demonstrating plans for establishing a strong research and instructional program in synthetic chemistry, with a focus on a “Molecules to Medicine” theme, are especially encouraged to apply. Research sub-areas of interest within synthetic chemistry include but are not restricted to the following: Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-Organic, and Chemical Biology.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applicants at the disciplinary interfaces within the “Future of Health” framework described in OU’s strategic research plans. Expected instructional contributions are one course (three credit equivalent) per semester at the graduate or undergraduate level in an appropriate subject area. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or other relevant fields and demonstrate strong accomplishments in their field through additional training, such as postdoctoral research experience.
The University of Oklahoma is regarded as the flagship institution in Oklahoma and has earned a Carnegie R1 status for Doctoral granting Universities with high research activity. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is in the state-of-the-art Stephenson Life Science Research Center, equipped with cutting-edge research facilities. These facilities include in-house NMR instruments (ranging from 400 to 600 MHz), EPR, Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Protein-production cores, X-ray capabilities for both small and macromolecules, a glassblowing facility, an electronics shop, and a chemical stockroom purchasing center. Collaborative opportunities are available within the Department as well as at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and its High-Throughput Screening Center, and the NCI-designated Stephenson Cancer Center.
The University of Oklahoma, Norman is a vibrant community with a college-town feel. Norman is a modest-sized city with a population of around 130,000, located just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. Norman has been dubbed the "City of Festivals" with numerous annual events. OU is home to the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, the Sam Noble Natural History Museum, vibrant performance arts, and active college sports. The overall cost of living is very affordable, with low housing costs relative to many comparator college towns.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or other relevant fields and demonstrate strong accomplishments in their field through additional training, such as postdoctoral research experience.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, a research plan (max 5 pages), a current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a statement of teaching experience and plans (max 1 page), and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132012
Review of applications will start by November 01, 2023, and continue until both positions are filled. A preliminary remote screening will be conducted to ascertain candidates for further interviews. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Indrajeet Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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