University of Virginia

Open Rank Faculty Position in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics


The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics ( and the University of Virginia Cancer Center, one of 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, seek to expand their cancer research faculty. We invite applicants for Assistant, Associate and Full Professor (tenure-track/tenured) appointments, who address contemporary problems in the biology of aging and cancer. We are particularly interested in the areas of epigenetic regulation, metabolomics and mechanisms of drug resistance.

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Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in the life sciences and must have demonstrated the capacity for high-quality scholarship and maintaining an extramurally funded independent research program if at the more senior career stages. Support will include a start-up package, laboratory space, and an exceptionally interactive research environment.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest (two pages or less including references), and mentoring philosophy including a description on enhancing diverse perspectives in science.

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically, directly to with the applicant's name in the subject heading.

For additional information please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, via telephone (434) 924-1667 or email

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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