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The Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University ( invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Qualified individuals should have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent advanced degree), at least 3 years of postdoctoral/research scholar experience, and a strong record of productivity in high profile journals. All candidates should have expertise in X-ray crystallography and membrane protein purification from both bacterial and mammalian systems. Candidates should also have specific expertise in high-throughput and high resolution approaches to structure determination of membrane proteins and/or bacterial ribosomes using cryo-electron microscopy and 2D crystals. Candidates should also have experience in performing molecular dynamics simulations to facilitate understanding of the interaction of drugs with macromolecules. Candidates well-versed in the mechanisms of resistance in bacteria will be considered strong.

The individuals chosen for this position will be encouraged to develop an extramurally-funded research program. Successful candidates will be expected to interact closely with current faculty within the Department in the development of Cryo-EM methods and biophysical methods (such as single molecular FRET and isothermal titration chemistry). The candidate is also expected to participate and teach in the training programs and to participate in the service functions of the department. A demonstrated ability to supervise technical staff is also highly desirable.

Current areas of research expertise within the Department include Structural Biology, Cancer Biology, and Visual Sciences. Case Western Reserve University has an outstanding infrastructure for biomedical research including recently renovated animal facilities and core facilities supporting state-of-the-art methodologies in structural biology. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has committed significant resources to the Department of Pharmacology.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of commitment to diversity, and contact information for 3 references to:
Pharmacology faculty search committee:

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.


Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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