Employment Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position starting August 2016 as well as a lab manager position: 

Cancer Biochemistry Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track position in cancer biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program in cancer-related chemistry and will collaborate with members of the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, which is a long-standing program with the University of Arizona funded by the National Cancer Institute. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, the ability to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the field of expertise, and interest in working with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Development of a strong externally funded research program is required. Examples of potential areas of research include drug discovery, proteomics, carcinogenesis, biomarkers and analytic chemistry, modeling and bioinformatics, and structural biology.

To apply for this position, visit the Human Resources Faculty Openings page, then click the "The Faculty and Administrator Job Openings" link, and search for job ID #602229. Your application must be submitted online to be reviewed and should include a single attachment that contains (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a statement of research interests and plans for scholarly activity, and (5) the names of three references. Save all items, in the order stated, and attach them in a single PDF or Word document. You will also need to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately as an attachment to chemistry@nau.edu. Address questions to Dr. Edgar Civitello, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698, edgar.civitello@nau.edu, (928) 523-3420. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, application review will begin on November 1, 2015. This position is subject to availability of funding. NAU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution. Minorities, Women, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has 20 faculty members committed to teaching and research excellence. Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemistry are offered. Collaborations with individuals involved in areas such as biology, engineering, health sciences, physics, and environmental science are encouraged. The department has benefited from funding for scientific equipment including a 500 MHz NMR, UV-Vis absorption, FTIR, flame AA, surface adsorption with MS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and GC-MS.  Additionally, the biochemistry lab is equipped with cell culture, protein purification and characterization, and biophysical analysis equipment.  , . An 118,000 square foot Science and Health Building was completed in 2015. The successful candidate will be housed in a new biochemistry laboratory at approximately 1200 square feet.

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (http://nau.edu/NACP/) offers many resources for the development and support of cancer disparities research, such as potential membership in the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) and access to shared resources and core facilities at the UACC. NAU has invested in building health-related and health equity research, and opportunities exist for collaboration with clinical researchers and regional health-care providers, including rural and tribal organizations, through the university’s Translational Health Research Initiative (see resources at link https://nau.edu/research/nau-health-research-initiatives/).

Northern Arizona University is located in the scenic mountain community of Flagstaff, Arizona. The Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and other scenic wonders are located nearby. Excellent skiing and hiking areas are to be found in the San Francisco Peaks, which are located a few miles from Flagstaff. Many major cities in the West and Southwest are within a day’s drive. Flagstaff is a culturally diverse community situated near several Native American tribal lands. 

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.


Laboratory Manager Position

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for a fiscal year service professional position as Laboratory Manager.  This individual would manage our general and/or organic instructional laboratory program.  Minimum qualifications include an MS degree in chemistry, and teaching and supervisory experience.  Major duties will include developing, preparing, and instructing these labs, as well as training and supervising teaching assistants to instruct these labs.  View full announcement and apply at the NAU Human Resources website.  Search for Job # 602266.


 For a full list of openings at the university, visit Human Resources.


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