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Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at any level in the areas of biochemistry and/or biophysics. Applications from funded individuals with interests in macromolecular mechanisms are encouraged. The applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally-funded research program and to participate in the teaching activities of the department, including the teaching of medical students and graduate students. Current areas of research in this highly interactive medical center include molecular, cell and developmental biology, cancer, neuroscience, membrane physiology, exercise physiology, liver, renal and reproductive biology, and proteomics. Departmental members have affiliations with the KU Cancer Center, Kidney Institute, and Alzheimer's Center. Available departmental and institutional technologies include a genomics facility, transgenic mouse and gene targeting facility, state-of-the-art animal care facility, confocal EM and laser capture microscopy facility, X-ray crystallography facility, and advanced mass spectrometry facility.

For further inquires and information email Dr. Liskin Swint-Kruse

To learn more and apply online, please visit    and search for position number J0083430.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Freudenthal Lab

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic individual in the NIH-funded Genome Maintenance and Structural Biology group of Dr. Bret D. Freudenthal at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), located in Kansas City, Kansas. Interested applicants should have experience in either structural biology, single-molecule studies, enzyme kinetics, fluorescence microscopy, and/or biochemistry. In addition, applicants should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to conduct research both independently and collaboratively. The candidate selected for the position will work as part of a diverse research group, encompassing undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level scientists, employing multiple structural and biochemical approaches to develop and execute projects broadly focusing on determining how genome stability is maintained in response to DNA damage at the atomic, molecular, and cellular levels. The Laboratory of Genome Maintenance and Structural Biology is equipped with an X-ray crystallography facility that complements its adjacent molecular biology and protein biochemistry laboratories. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience as determined by NIH guidelines. Though the position is fully funded, the successful candidate will be mentored and encouraged to apply for additional financial support.

For more information, please see our website at

The Freudenthal group is affiliated with both the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Cancer Biology, and is a member of the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC), placing the group alongside other research groups world-renowned for their contributions to biochemistry, cancer biology, and human health. This exceptional training environment offers a highly supportive and collaborative scientific experience with access to groups possessing expertise in many diverse areas. KUMC is located in an especially vibrant and attractive part of Kansas City, and is both central to other prominent research institutions and amenable to living a high quality, affordable lifestyle. Kansas City is often ranked among the best American cities to live in.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree in a relevant field.

To apply please send your CV, description of research experience, and contact information for three references to or

To apply online, please visit    and search for position number J00810705

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Last modified: Oct 05, 2018