Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill two positions within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB): 1) a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of arthropod vectors and associated pathogens (Position #R0123097) and 2) a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Position #R0123098) in the area of plant sciences or human health. The Department is currently expanding its research base and is seeking researchers whose expertise complements existing strengths in arthropod vectors and associated pathogens, plant biochemistry and molecular biology, and human health. We are especially interested in outstanding Biochemists, Molecular Biologists, or Biotechnologists. Candidates must demonstrate the capability to develop a high-impact, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program as well as excellence in teaching and service.There is no teaching experience requirement in year one to allow the opportunity to establish a research program.

As a member of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the candidate will have abundant opportunities to interact with existing faculty members to establish, utilize, and integrate cutting-edge approaches for research, instruction, engagement, and outreach. Candidates must also be able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars.

Required Qualifications

A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field.


Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience and expertise in the areas of protein biochemistry, protein metabolism, proteomics, protein structure and function, and metabolic regulation. For the Assistant Professor position in the area of arthropod vectors and associated pathogens, individuals will have a record of research interests related to arthropods of medical or agricultural importance, and/or arthropod-pathogen interactions is preferred. However, excellent researchers using model insects, beneficial, and/or invasive species will also be considered. For the Assistant/

Associate/Full Professor position in the area of plant sciences or human health, individuals will have a record of research interests that complement existing departmental strengths in the plant or biomedical sciences. Either position requires a minimum of two years of Postdoctoral training.

Department Information

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of four departments within the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The department has approximately 400 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 17 faculty members with areas of emphasis in arthropods, human health, and plants. The department has access to modern facilities including cores for Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Imaging.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program


Contact Information

Position 1: Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss (775) 682-7333,

Position 2: Dr. John C. Cushman (775) 784-1918,


Applications must be submitted online by visiting:

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2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) A statement of research interests and vision of future research (no more than 3 pages)

5) A teaching statement (no more than 1 page)

6) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.


This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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60 Days
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University Of Nevada, Reno - College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
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