Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biomedical Science

Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, New Jersey
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

Job Details

The three basic science departments of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School seek outstanding candidates for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill multiple new faculty positions. Appointments will be made in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, the Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, or the Department of Pharmacology.

The medical school is home to a large group of interactive and collegial faculty with federally-funded research programs in broad areas of biomedical science, including the molecular mechanisms of disease, cell signaling, genome structure and regulation, RNA biology, molecular and cellular bases of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration, immunology, cancer biology, therapeutic targets and drug discovery. The basic science departments are well integrated into a large, highly collaborative research community across the schools and departments of Rutgers University with multiple centers of excellence. Medical School faculty have access to interdisciplinary PhD-level graduate training programs and outstanding core facilities including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, genome editing, confocal microscopy, human neuroimaging, and cryo-EM among others. Rutgers is also home to the largest university-based biorepository and to the Protein Data Bank.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree, postdoctoral experience, a demonstrated record of significant research achievement, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching graduate and medical students. Junior candidates with current funding or grants under review are preferred. Mid-level candidates are expected to have a successful history of funding. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience; excellent benefits and highly competitive startup packages are offered.

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of interest directed to the Faculty Search Committee; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a one-page summary of important contributions to science; (4) a two-page description of future research plans; (5) a statement describing their approach to inclusive teaching and integrating diversity in pursuit of academic excellence;  and (6) full contact information for at least three references. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, but timely submission of materials is recommended for full consideration. Candidates should apply through the ROCS portal:


Rutgers is located at the center of the Boston to Washington, DC corridor, with access to New York, Philadelphia, and the New Jersey shore within an hour. The region is home to world-class universities, numerous pharmaceutical and biotech research facilities and corporate headquarters. Central New Jersey offers vibrant and diverse cultural activities, excellent public and private schools, and opportunities to live in urban, suburban or small town settings within a short distance of campus.

Rutgers is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minority scholars.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.
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