Instructor (non-tenure track) - Department of Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University ( invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position. Qualified individuals should have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent advanced degree), at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and strong record of productivity in high profile journals. All candidates should have expertise in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and protein expression and purification using bacterial and eukaryotic (insect/baculovirus and mammalian) expression systems. Applicants well-versed in medicinal chemistry and/or small molecule drug-design and development will be considered to be exceptionally strong candidates.

The individual chosen for this position will be encouraged to develop an extramurally-funded research program. Successful candidates will be expected to interact closely with current faculty within the Department in the development of cryo-EM application and training and in using biochemical and biophysical methods (such as isothermal titration chemistry (ITC), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), fluorescence anisotropy (FA) or related techniques) used for quantitative assessment of protein-protein, protein-ligand, and protein-nucleic acid interactions. The candidate is also expected to participate and teach in the training programs in structural biology and pharmacology. A demonstrated ability to supervise technical staff and students and a record in collaborative science is highly desirable.

Current areas of research expertise within the Department include Structural Biology, Cancer Biology, and Visual Sciences.  Case Western Reserve University has an outstanding infrastructure for biomedical research including core facilities supporting state-of-the-art methodologies in structural biology. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has committed significant resources to the Department of Pharmacology.

Please send curriculum vitae, a list of three or more references, and a cover letter outlining your research interests, electronically to:  Please include “Pharmacology Search” in the subject line. For guarantee of consideration, materials should be sent ASAP.

Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

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