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Research Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jan 18, 2023

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Research Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)The George Mason University's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor to work on drug discovery projects in infectious diseases and inflammation. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out scientific experiments, interpreting results, mentoring students and interns, and collaborating with faculty in our highly interdisciplinary efforts. The primary focus of the candidate will be in enzymology and/or structural biology on drug discovery projects. The candidate should have excellent skills in laboratory techniques, time management, team science, and verbal/written communication.Required Qualifications:PhD degree in chemistry with a focus on biochemistry, or highly related field;≥ 2 years of post-doc experience;A commitment to mentoring students and interns;Experience in enzymology;Experience in X-ray crystallography; andSignificant computer aptitude with relevant scientific software.Preferred Qualifications:Record of seeking research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of awards;Record of successful teamwork in a collaborative environment;Experience working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment; andResearch experience in military medicine.About Us:The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to the BA or BS (ACS certification) degrees in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry; a five-year BS/Accelerated MS degree; a traditional MS degree, and a PhD in Chemistry.The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has research labs and faculty distributed over three campuses addressing two primary research thrust areas: Fairfax campus (energy - physical, solid-state inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry), the Science & Technology campus in Manassas (biomedical - biochemistry/medicinal chemistry), and the Potomac Environmental Research & Education Center (sustainability - environmental chemistry). The research funding portfolio includes the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), other government and non-profit agencies, and private industry. Faculty in the department have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Inova Health System among others.For more information about the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, visit us on the web at more information about the College of Science, visit

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) CV, (2) research interests statement; (3) diversity statement (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and (4) list of professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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