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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biomedical Science

Piscataway, New Jersey
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 23, 2023


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biomedical Science


The three basic science departments at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School seek outstanding candidates for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill multiple new faculty positions. We are seeking creative and promising scientists to join the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, the Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology, or the Department of Pharmacology.


Candidates should apply to their individual department(s) of interest through the Rutgers ROCS portal:


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. 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, Ph.D.-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 affiliated with the largest university-spinoff biorepository and is home to the Protein Data Bank.


The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology seeks outstanding candidates whose research addresses mechanistic questions at the basic, translational and/or applied level to complement and diversify existing research strengths in the department. Current strengths include regulation of genome structure and gene expression, protein engineering, proteomic analysis of disease, structural and single molecule study of enzymes, nutrient and growth factor signaling, microbial evolution, signal transduction and defense mechanisms, RNA biology, structural biology, cancer biology, and molecular mechanisms of disease.


The Department of Pharmacology welcomes candidates with expertise in research areas that will augment existing strengths in the department, including candidates employing cutting-edge computational approaches. Trained in a variety of disciplines, department faculty conduct research in cell signaling and growth control, gene expression, ‘omics approaches to cancer and age-related disease, host-pathogen interactions, the genetic basis of disease, metabolic and liver disease, ion channel pharmacology, cancer and translational pharmacology, therapeutic target development, and drug discovery.


The Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology is looking for exceptional candidates with expertise and interests in any of a broad range of disciplines. Our research includes the molecular, cellular and circuit bases of neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, and the roles of neurons and glia in the healthy and diseased brain. Interest exists in both basic and translational research. Approaches include state of the art imaging and electrophysiology, ‘omics, behavioral analyses, and computational modeling.


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 on topics in the Biomedical Sciences. Junior candidates with independent 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 on November 15, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. Timely submission of all materials, including confidential letters submitted directly by three referees, is highly recommended for full consideration.


Rutgers is located at the center of the Northeast corridor, with access to New York City, 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. Piscataway and the surrounding areas in Central New Jersey offer 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.


For questions related to recruitment, please specify the department(s) of interest in the subject line and contact

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