Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, & Microbiology

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7093072
Posted: January 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology was originally created with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as the Department of Biochemistry in 1918. The department has thrived throughout the years and in 1989 was merged with the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology to form the current department. The department has generated a new strategic plan with three pillars of research: 1) Structural biology and biochemistry, 2) Microbiology, virology and Immunology, and 3) Cellular signaling, regenerative biology and neuroscience. There is overlap between these pillars amongst department faculty which creates an exciting and innovative environment for one to conduct research.

The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology invites structural biologists with expertise in Cryo-EM to apply for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate rank as part of the University’s investment in a state-of-the-art Cryo-EM Facility. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

We cultivate a supportive environment in the department and college that provides career and scientific mentoring. The College supports several opportunities for internal grant awards, grant pre-review, recognition of research excellence, and social and scientific forums over the academic year. The new recruit will join an existing core of structural biologists and be expected to secure extramural funds to maintain a vibrant and innovative research program using Cryo-EM methodology. We seek candidates who will address fundamental basic science questions at the molecular level as they relate to human health and will synergize with current faculty and the Department’s three pillars of research. College investment in core infrastructure provides the faculty with a variety of up-to-date core facilities with access to instrumentation and technical expertise to enrich their programs.

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Essential Functions
Duties will include responsibilities for the research and teaching activities for our graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Will serve on departmental and College committees.

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field and have at least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Individuals with research programs focused on the departments research pillars of structural biology and biochemistry, microbiology/virology & immunology, cellular signaling, cancer, regenerative biology and neuroscience are encouraged to apply.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).