University of Kansas

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemical Mechanisms of Cancer

UnivKansas-mb_logoThe Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor using biochemical or chemical biology approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cancer. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally visible, rigorous, and externally-funded research program and to effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the area of biochemistry.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences ( is a multi-disciplinary and highly interactive research environment that includes 30 faculty members. The University of Kansas has a diverse repertoire of excellent core facilities ( to support and facilitate research programs.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 -- a short drive from Kansas City and the KU Medical Center.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in the chemical or biological sciences and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program, and those at the Associate level must have extramural funding (as PI or MPI) with clear potential for continuance. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas values candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically under-represented minorities.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current research achievements and future research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Prof. Chris Gamblin,

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Last updated: 2019-11-24