Assistant/Associate/Professor Tenure Pathway

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The Department of Biochemistry in the University of Vermont, Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level in the tenure pathway. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent research program using state-of-the-art investigative techniques and will join a collaborative departmental faculty of ~20 colleagues accelerating progress in basic and translational parameters of cancer biology, genetic and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms, enzymology, cellular structure and function, coagulation, and nucleic acid/protein interactions.

Education is a priority for the Department of Biochemistry and the recruited faculty member will participate in undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical education. Mentorship will be provided throughout the career continuum and there is an expectation to proactively support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Service contributions at the departmental, institutional, and biomedical research community levels are expected.

The applicant will be joining an expanding Department with over $35 million in extramural funding in the last four years. Research in all evolving areas of regulatory biology and disease will be considered. Core facilities include proteomics, genomics, advanced microscopy, statistics, bioinformatics, high performance computing, structural biology, and flow cytometry to name a few. Collaborative activities are encouraged at both the departmental and college levels, and support is available for identifying external funding resources, grant writing, and processing grant submissions both pre- and post-approval. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in graduate education programs at UVM including the Cell & Molecular Bioscience Program (, the Neuroscience Program (, and starting in Fall 2023 the new Biochemistry Graduate Program.

The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s vibrant entrepreneurial and high-technology ecosystem has been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two-hour drive to Montreal and a four-hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, service, and scholarship. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground (

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., medical, or equivalent degree in a relevant field of study, postdoctoral experience, and a record of research excellence. Interested candidates must apply online at: Please upload a PDF file containing the following, separate elements:1) A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position;2) A current curriculum vitae;3) A statement of your research focus and agenda;4) A teaching philosophy statement;5) A statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont;6) The names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit their letters directly to the Search Committee.Applications without each of these components will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of application materials by August 1st, 2022. Salary will be set at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.Inquiries about the position should be addressed to:Janet Stein, PhDProfessor of Biochemistry (Search Committee Chair)[email protected]

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