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Position description - Functional Proteomics

The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota announces tenure-track positions for up to two assistant professors. The college seeks applicants with expertise in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and related technologies who study the interrelation between protein post-translational modifications, functional protein complexes and/or protein networks and the control gene expression and signaling that define cell function and disease mechanisms. This position will complement ongoing cluster-hire initiatives at the University of Minnesota in the area of genome biology. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded and collaborative research program in the area of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and allied technologies, develop a scholarly, innovative and collaborative teaching program, advise undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, and participate in professional service. Ample opportunity for collaborative partnerships across disciplines will be available and strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or foreign equivalent) in biochemistry or a related discipline, and appropriate post-doctoral experience
  • Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position
  • Potential to initiate and sustain a strong, nationally-recognized and extramurally-funded research program
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences
  • Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively and productively with other scientists
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching and student learning

Materials Required:

  • Letter of application/intent
  • CV
  • Names/contact information for three professional references
  • Statements of research and teaching goals


Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and 67,932 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus has extensive research facilities, including biochemical instrumentation (mass spectrometry, NMR) and high-performance computing. The campus is located in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which is rich in cultural and natural attractions.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.