Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Structural Biology - Department of Physiology and Biophysics

We invite outstanding individuals to apply for a non-tenure track faculty position in the area of the structural biology of membrane proteins. While we would be happy to receive applications from individuals in any area of structural biology, we are particularly interested in applicants who can provide structural insights into the function of aquaporins, rhesus proteins, and other membrane proteins potentially involved in the passive movement of gases across cell membranes. Also desirable would be expertise in structural studies of small-molecule inhibitors of channel proteins, and the application of such inhibitors in the management of diseases such as CNS and pulmonary oxygen toxicity, cerebral and pulmonary edema, decompression illness, acute mountain sickness, psoriasis, and other chronic and acute diseases of inappropriate water and gas transport.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, 5 years postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scholarly activity, including expression and purification of membrane proteins, as well as their analysis by X-ray and electron crystallography, CryoEM, and other complementary biophysical techniques. Also highly valued is a significant track record of collaborations with investigators employing molecular dynamics, proteomics, and physiological membrane biophysics.

In addition to dedicated laboratory space and access to exceptional core facilities, we offer a highly interactive academic environment, and outstanding administrative support. For more information about the Department, visit our website at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a full Curriculum Vitae, including a record of prior/current funding, a brief description of their research, as well as the contact information for three professional references. Please submit application materials with separate file attachments by email to:

Dr. Walter F. Boron, Chair
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.