Assistant/Associate Professor, Structural Biology & Cryo-EM, Department of Molecular Genetics

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Job OverviewAs 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, and a research program focused on one of the department’s three pillars of research 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 (The Center for Advanced Structural Biology). This facility has recently come online, and consists of a Talos L120C TEM and Vitrobot, with a Glacios cryo-TEM to be installed in the near future. 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 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 research pillars. 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:

  • Conducting and publishing research results in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology or immunology.
  • Supervision of graduate students and postdocs in research.
  • Teaching of biochemistry, microbiology, or immunology to graduate students, undergraduate students, and medical students in a classroom setting.
  • Will initially be expected to serve on departmental and College committees with the expectation that as their research program matures they will also serve on University and National committees, such as NIH study sections and journal editorial boards.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to the date of appointment:

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • At least two years of relevant research experience as a postdoctoral fellow.
Application Process

Applications should include:

  • The candidate's CV.
  • Names of three (3) potential references.
  • Description of research interests.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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