Faculty Position at the University of Kentucky

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position. The research area is focused on synthetic biology, with particular interest in the control and engineering of cellular systems for the production of high-value chemicals such as carotenoids, enhanced lipid production or protein content, and so on. This position has a start date of August 2016. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.
Our Department houses research programs in all areas of chemistry and has a vibrant graduate program. The Department currently has 29 tenure-track faculty members and offers BA and BS undergraduate degrees (including a BS with Biochemistry option), as well as MS and Ph.D. graduate degrees. The Department has close ties to UK interdisciplinary research centers, including the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (http://www.uky.edu/coa/), the Markey Cancer Center (http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey/) and the Center for Applied Energy Research (www.caer.uky.edu), which is the site of the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Research and Manufacturing Center.
The University of Kentucky is a land-grant University with on-campus schools of Business, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Nursing. The UK student body numbers over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The University is located in Lexington, a city of 300,000 in the center of the scenic Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
We would be grateful if you would circulate this email within your department and bring this position to the attention of promising candidates. Details of the position and instructions for submission of applications can be found on our website http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/77774. We will begin reviewing the applications on October 14, 2015.
The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies.

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