Faculty within Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry play key roles in GlycoMIP’s leadership team, user program and in-house research efforts. The department has announced a new faculty hire in the area of glycoscience, which may be of interest to scientists in the glycomaterials community. Note the review date of February 1, 2024.
Assistant Professor – Glycoscience – Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
The Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications from outstanding scientists for an academic-year, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the broad field of glycoscience. Individuals that utilize or develop modern instrumental and/or computational tools to address important questions related to biomedical glycobiology, glycomicrobiology or glycomaterials are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department is highly collaborative and has research strengths in the areas of computer modeling/simulation, infectious disease, microbial physiology/biochemistry, drug development and enzymology. Virginia Tech is also home to the NSF-funded GlycoMIP User Facility, a multi-million dollar, cutting-edge materials innovation platform, as well as excellent core services in mass spectrometry and genomics. The successful candidate will leverage a competitive startup package to build and maintain an internationally recognized and extramurally funded glycoscience research program. As the Department currently mentors over 30 graduate students and 450 undergraduates, the candidate is also expected to contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and mentoring. All candidates must be fully committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment, functioning as an active and collegial member of the departmental and university community. The position is 70% Research and 30% Teaching/Departmental Service. International engagement and recognition are encouraged and expected as your career advances. The Department of Biochemistry is housed within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, a Land Grant Institution with a very diverse research portfolio. Specific areas of consideration include, but are not limited to glycan interactomics, microbial glycobiology, chemical and chemoenzymatic glycan syntheses, disease processes associated with glycans and glycoconjugates and instrumental methods for glycoscience.