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Assistant Professor - Interface of Immunology and Chemistry - Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor - Academic Year
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open August 23rd, 2021 through Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis and Department of Chemistry

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. UCB is one of the world’s top public universities and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is integral to our research and teaching missions.

We seek applicants at the intersection of chemistry and biology who study fundamental aspects of the immune system. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the chemistry of immunological processes including protein structure and function; the development and use of chemical tools to elucidate immunological mechanisms; novel synthetic chemistry approaches towards new therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, or tools for imaging the immune response or immunotherapies/antibody-based therapies and the application of these approaches to areas of immunology such as cancer immunology, host-microbe interactions, microbial pathogenesis, B, T and or innate lymphoid biology, innate immunity, inflammation, mucosal immunity, autoimmunity, and type 2 immunity.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, originality and productivity in research; potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring; and a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through their work as member of the MCB and Chemistry faculties and our campus community.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

    A Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent international degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter is optional but recommended.
    (Optional)

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Summary of major research accomplishments - Provide a summary of your major research accomplishments in approximately 250 words.

  • Statement of Ongoing and Planned Research Program - Summary of your ongoing and planned research program (approximately 1,500 words with intermixed figures). This should begin with a title for your research program and should include a list of essential publication citations.

  • Publications List - Complete list of publications.

  • Significant Publications #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes (in approximately 300 words) the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarizes (in approximately 300 words) the significance of the selected publication

  • Statement of Teaching - Summary of teaching interests, as well as any prior teaching and mentoring experience (approximately 500 words).

  • Statement on Commitments to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Provide a description of your understanding of barriers to success in education and research for groups underrepresented in science and any past efforts you may have made to address these issues. Describe your future plans to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive research environment as a faculty member at Berkeley. For additional information and guidance on this statement, applicants are encouraged to visit https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03097

Help contact: mcbsearch.committee@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA