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Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Applications Due:
November 15, 2018


The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in biochemistry and related areas. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at the tenured level may also be considered. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. The term of the initial appointment is four years and is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related fields.

Interested candidates should apply electronically. Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit curriculum vita, publication list, teaching statement, description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, M/C 164-30, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.

Applications should be received by November 15, 2018. All applicants should mark their calendars for the January 24-25, 2019 Frontiers in Biochemistry Symposium at the California Institute of Technology. Selected candidates will be invited to participate and should plan to arrive on January 23.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at: bmb-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vita;
    • publication list;
    • teaching statement;
    • and a description of proposed research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3904 for assistance or contact bmb-search@caltech.edu.