University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor

Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin


As part of a major, institution-wide effort to develop a world-class environment for chemical biology at the University of Utah, the Departments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry are searching for talented new investigators as Assistant Professors in the tenure-track. We are interested in all areas of chemical biology (broadly defined) including phenotypic screening, protein engineering, natural product-inspired drug design, proteomics/high-throughput mass spectrometry, and synthetic biology. Notably strong opportunities for synergy exist in the areas of cardiovascular, cancer, immunologic, infectious, metabolic, and neurological disorders. The starting date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting from November 1. Positions will remain open until filled.

For more information contact Jill Wilson,

Apply online at:

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please apply online and include a cover letter, current CV, and Research Statement. Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process.

This position has no patient contact.

Open Date 09/07/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02092F

Type Faculty