Professorship/Researcher in Biochemistry and Chemistry

South Dakota State University is delighted to offer research position in Biochemistry and Chemistry. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before February 17, 2015.

South Dakota is expanding its research capacity and graduate education in biochemistry and bioinformatics as part of a $ 31 million investment. At the center of this undertaking is a distributed research center called The Biochemical SpatioTemporal Network Resource (BioSNTR, As the lead in this initiative, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University ( seeks to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in computational or experimental biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, or closely related disciplines.

The Department seeks to add research expertise in: computational biochemistry at the interface of biochemical pathways and structure/function analyses; experimental analysis of signaling and trafficking pathways analysis via high-content microscopy in conjunction with genetic and compound screening; experimental analysis of biochemical function across the molecular-cellular-tissue level continuum via expertise in multi-photon microscopy.

Application Requirements
The successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to establish a nationally competitive research program supported by extramural funding both individually and via large BioSNTR collaborative projects, and achieve excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to successfully achieve tenure and promotion. The Department has recently completed a $ 60 million building construction/renovation project. It has well-equipped imaging, microscopy, NMR and MS core facilities. A competitive start-up package will be offered to help the successful applicant establish their laboratory.

An earned Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, or a closely related discipline; a research focus that complements existing departmental and BioSNTR strengths; demonstrated potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program, demonstrated potential to achieve teaching excellence, effective oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills.

How to apply?
Applications must be submitted electronically at, search by posting number 0006866, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form.

A complete application consists of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; graduate transcripts; and a single document (submitted as an "Other Document") containing statements of the applicant's proposed research (5 pages maximum) and teaching philosophy (3 pages).

Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (60 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to the email bellow specifying "Biochemistry Faculty Search" in the subject field

Review of applications begins February 17, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.

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