The University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Medicine (SOM) and Department of Biochemistry, which is jointly affiliated with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and SOM.  Responsibilities will include contributions to medical, graduate and undergraduate education. This is one in a series of recruitments. We seek applications in areas of including gene/genome regulation, gene delivery and transgenic technology, synthetic biology, medicinal biochemistry, structural biology and imaging, including development of new molecular markers and reporters.  Of particular interest are areas of fundamental science that might relate to emerging strengths in biomedical translation, precision health and/or electron microscopy (see below). 

Responsibilities: We seek dynamic individuals who will lead federally-funded research programs, contribute to medical, graduate and/or undergraduate education programs through instruction and research mentorship, and contribute to academic service on the campus and/or professionally.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate.

Preferred Qualifications: A record of research in an area of biomedically-relevant biochemistry that complements departmental strengths.  Applications for this position at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged, but candidates at a higher level will be considered if there is evidence of continuous extramural research funding, high impact publications and excellence in teaching and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university. A record of successful post-doctoral research; ability to communicate effectively in a research and educational setting; and evidence of past research collaborations or a willingness to work in related research areas.

About MU and Biochemistry: MU is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System. The University is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in Columbia, a vibrant community consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in the nation. MU Biochemistry has a reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research and effective instruction. Current strengths include medical biochemistry, plant biochemistry and biophysical, structural and mechanistic biochemistry. The department forms a bridge between fundamental molecular science and translation into biomedical and agricultural applications. Biomedical advances will be anchored by the $225M NextGen Precision Health Institute, opening Fall 2021, that will house an Electron Microscopy center with multiple state-of-art instruments. For additional information, visit

Application: To apply, visit, click on Open Positions and submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a one-page summary of research accomplishments with two pages of future plans; (4) a narrative of teaching philosophy and diversity inclusion; and (5) names and contact information of four references. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Jack Tanner, Chair of the Search Committee (

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for a comprehensive University benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. (

The University of Missouri is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. We are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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