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Academic Faculty | Biochemistry

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 85530
Job Family: Faculty/Physicians
Status: Full Time
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045102-Biochemistry


The Department of Biochemistry at Wake Forest University School of Medicine invites applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions, preferably Assistant or Associate Professor, with exciting research programs in biochemistry, and molecular and cellular biology. As part of an emerging vision research center, preference will be given to vision disease-related programs that complement our existing strengths. 

Successful candidates will join highly collaborative faculty conducting innovative research in vision, aging, angiogenesis, cancer biology, immunology, structural and redox biology, and genomics. In addition to maintaining a robust, extramurally funded research program, faculty are expected to teach and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, enhance the academic and intellectual environment of the department and the Institution, and support an inclusive culture that welcomes diversity of experience and thought. Faculty recruits will receive a competitive start-up package, modern laboratory space, and salary and rank commensurate with experience.

The Department of Biochemistry and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine are located in the heart of the Innovation Quarter and offer a dynamic environment for multidisciplinary research, including excellent core facilities. Collaborative opportunities with other research entities include the Wake Forest Eye Institute, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), the J. Paul Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, the Center for Precision Medicine, the Center for Redox Biology and Medicine, the Center for Diabetes Research, the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Primate Facility. Additional information is available at:

Winston-Salem is a vibrant community situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. With its moderate climate, central location, and wide array of recreational activities, Winston-Salem is perennially ranked among the best places to live in the U.S. In addition, North Carolina is home to numerous research-intensive and higher education Institutions, which provide additional opportunities for collaboration, cultural, and intellectual enrichment.  

Applicants should hold either a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and should submit a single PDF consisting of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page description of current and future research interests, and a list of references to: [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The institution and the Department of Biochemistry are highly committed to promoting diversity across faculty, staff, and trainees.