Director of the Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics - Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the Director of the Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics. The center (formerly the Center for RNA Molecular Biology, established in 2001) was established in the mid-nineties in recognition of the strong cadre of research laboratories at CWRU devoted to studying post-transcriptional mechanisms of gene expression focusing on various aspects of RNA Biology. The Center represents one of the largest concentrations of researchers focused on RNA-related work in the US, comprising research groups from CWRU, The Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland State University. The new Director will provide scientific leadership to build interactive research leveraging these diverse city-wide resources and opportunities in basic and translational RNA research. A special emphasis is placed on how these areas pertain to fundamental aspects of human diseases. 

Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates are expected to develop innovative and externally funded research programs, participate in departmental education programs, and contribute to service opportunities. Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD with a strong record of research accomplishments. 

The Department of Biochemistry offers competitive startup packages, excellent laboratory space and core facilities, and a highly collaborative environment. 

How to Apply: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of commitment to diversity and contact information for three references to the Biochemistry faculty search committee via Interfolio at The candidate’s diversity statement should address how their research, teaching, and service have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their scholarly field. Candidates may additionally indicate how they have promoted structural justice for institutions of higher  learning. Please arrange for references to submit recommendation letters separately via Interfolio. Given that the search is open rank and outlines broadly defined scholarly interests, we ask that applicants specify their intended rank and field(s) of expertise within the cover letter. Questions may be directed to

The review of applicants will begin on October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations for granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.