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Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions in Biopharmaceutical Discovery

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Biological Sciences, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Full Time, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions in Biopharmaceutical Discovery

Open rank faculty positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Delaware is seeking applications for several open rank tenure-track professorships as part of a multiyear hiring effort in the area of biopharmaceutical discovery.  A very broad range of candidates will be considered, including those with research interests spanning biology (e.g. disease models/mechanisms, gene therapy, cell and tissue imaging, immunotherapies, cell-based therapies), chemistry (e.g. chemoproteomics, chemical biology, metabolomics); and engineering (e.g. synthetic biology, protein design, metabolic engineering) will be considered.   Successful applicants could have faculty appointments in one or more of several departments, including Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to both research and teaching.

Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded interdisciplinary research program; 2) train Bachelors, Masters and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.  Successful candidates may synergize with current university research efforts in immunology, chemical biology, protein engineering, synthetic biology, neuroscience, molecular mechanisms underlying human disease, genomics/metagenomics, microbiology, cellular and developmental biology, cancer biology, chemoproteomics, soft materials, cardiovascular biology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal biology, and/or tissue engineering.  Faculty will be provided with a competitive, ‘hard-funded’ salary and start-up package. The University provides assistance to candidates with dual career needs.

The University of Delaware, which is centrally located on the I-95 corridor between NYC/Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington DC, has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research and teaching community.  The research environment is further strengthened by NIH-funded INBRE and Center for Translational Research Awards as well as several NIH-funded COBRE awards, including one focused on chemical biology ( The University of Delaware administers several graduate programs with emphases in these areas including Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomechanics and Movement Science, Materials Science, and Psychological and Brain Sciences. UD also hosts one of the longest running Chemistry-Biology Interface T32 training grants in the nation, which trains students in applying chemical approaches to life sciences research questions.  The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, fMRI, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, nanofabrication, materials characterization, NMR, and small molecule X-ray crystallography ( UD also maintains robust clinical partnerships with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which just built a clinical and research PET imaging facility, and The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care.  UD is also the host institution for the US Department of Commerce funded National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL; and UD is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on receipt and will continue until November 1, 2019 for full consideration. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and long-term research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. For additional information, please contact Susan Cheadle ( or Dr. Joseph Fox (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Biopharmaceutical Discovery Cluster Hire, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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