Assistant and Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics



Job description

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics ( and the University of Virginia Cancer Center, one of 52 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, seek to expand their cancer research faculty. We invite applicants for Assistant and Associate Professor tenure-track appointments, who address contemporary problems in cancer biology, particularly in the areas of chromosome structure, genome instability and aneuploidy. Research programs with a significant bioinformatics component will be prioritized.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in the life sciences or in computational biology by the start date of the appointment and must have demonstrated the capacity to establish and maintain a high-quality independent research program and to attract extramural research funding. Support will include a start-up package, laboratory space, and an exceptionally interactive research environment. Clinically qualified applicants will be considered for a joint appointment in the appropriate clinical department.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

How to apply

Please visit UVA job board: and search for R0039387. Complete and application and attach:

  • A Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests (two pages or less)
  • A diversity statement addressing how you will enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A description of mentoring philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically, directly to [email protected] with the applicant’s name in the subject heading.


The positions will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks and appropriate health screenings on all new hires prior to employment.

*** Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Jeremy Brofft, Senior Academic Recruiter at [email protected]

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