Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
The Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scientist who is using cryo-electron microscopy to address fundamental questions in the structure and function of biological molecules. The position comes with access to 120 kV and 200 kV screening electron microscopes as well as a 300 kV Titan Krios electron microscope. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2020.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related area, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research. We seek candidates who complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths, which include structural biology, cell biology, chemical biology, biophysics and microbiology. Research excellence will the evidenced by publication in top ranked journals, competitive scholarships or other research funding, and presentations at international conferences, as well as the submitted research statement and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. A track record of successful collaboration would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative, original and independently-funded research program of international caliber.

A commitment to excellent teaching and student mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. To this end candidates should provide a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. This could refer to previous experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leading workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or awards for oral presentations and posters at conferences.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in the world, with 67 full-time faculty members and more than 250 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The University of Toronto has an extraordinary biomedical research community, including 10 fully-affiliated academic hospitals and research institutes. This community attracts greater than $850M in annual research funding. We host one of the most productive clusters of structural biologists in the world. Structural biology is a priority research area at the university and for the Ontario and Canadian governments.

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All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a 3-5 page statement detailing research objectives, recent publications or submissions, and a teaching statement. We recommend combining documents into one file in PDF format.

Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference (on letterhead signed and scanned) from referees familiar with their research and teaching to be emailed directly by the referee to by the closing date.

All materials are due on November 29th, 2019. Submission guidelines can be found at:

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North American, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.