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Research Assistant Professor

Job Details

The Lewis School of Health Sciences at Clarkson University invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor of Biophysics with a focus on research targeting intrinsically disordered proteins involved in cellular processes and protein trafficking.

This is a 10-month, non-tenure track position with full benefits and the opportunity for promotion, though promotion is not required for continued career stability. Research Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Research faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in research and make significant contributions to graduate education and their discipline through teaching, mentoring, and service.

The position is solely funded through external funding sources garnered by the research assistant professor. The position will support the partnership between the Lewis School and Ichor Life Sciences and its affiliated companies. The Research Assistant Professor will work alongside the chemistry and biomolecular sciences and integrated biology and biotechnology graduate programs and the emerging entrepreneurial science programming in the School of Arts and Sciences. This position will allow for the mutual growth between Clarkson University faculty, graduate students, and the Ichor Life Sciences which is based in the Shipley Center and affiliated with the Lewis School of Health Sciences. The Research Assistant Professor position would contribute to leading the Clarkson's entrepreneurial science and translational health sciences research programs by authoring peer-reviewed publications and reports, generating external funding, and contributing to experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Role Competencies

  • Proactively engages in research collaborations within and outside of the institution
  • Supportively mentors PhD students through timely completion
  • Demonstrates high potential for success in securing research and building strength in key areas of reputation


  • Apply for and secure external funding to support robust research program
  • Support PhD student research and development in aligned academic program
  • Engage graduate and undergraduate students in research program
  • Actively publish and disseminate research products through high-impact peer-reviewed venues
  • Engage in professional service to the discipline
  • Support the Lewis School's development as a translational research hub

Special Instructions:

An equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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