The Department of Biochemistry is expanding its faculty at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank (all ranks tenure-track) and is seeking investigators with innovative research programs that complement and expand existing departmental strengths in metabolism, neurobiology, cancer cell biology, protein biochemistry, biophysics, and regulation of gene expression. A more detailed description of departmental research programs can be found at http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching graduate and professional level courses in biochemistry.
The Department of Biochemistry and West Virginia University provide a rich research environment including (with specific regards to metabolic research): 1) resources for analysis of body composition and measurement of metabolic parameters in whole animals and live cells ; 2) a newly completed 21,000 Sq.ft. state of the art addition to the animal facility that significantly upgrades the capacity for carrying out genetic manipulations and housing the mice; 3) state of the art imaging, genomics, metabolomics, and flow cytometry facilities; 4) a university-wide Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Bioenergetics Group; and 5) the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.... WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.