Virginia Tech®home

We're Hiring!

Virginia Tech Department of Biochemisty is hiring! We have three open positions: tenure-track position, collegiate faculty position, and fiscal coordinator.

The Department of Biochemistry is hiring and we want you to join our team! We have three open positions that we're looking to fill: a tenure-track position in biochemistry, a collegiate faculty position in biochemistry, and a fiscal coordinator. 

Tenure Track Position in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications from outstanding scientists for an academic-year, tenure-track assistant professor position in the broadly defined area of nucleic acids biochemistry and molecular biology. Candidates who utilize modern methods to address important questions related to nucleic acids and their applications, ranging from basic biochemistry to improving One Health, are encouraged to apply. The Department has research strengths in diverse areas including computer modeling/simulation, infectious disease, metabolomics, drug development, signal transduction and molecular microbiology.

Virginia Tech provides excellent core services including mass spectrometrygenomics (both short- and long-read platforms) and Advanced Research Computing. Utilizing a competitive startup package, the successful candidate will build and maintain an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. The candidate is also expected to recruit and mentor graduate students and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate teaching , while also functioning as an active and collegial member of the departmental and university community, fully committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment.

For more information please email the search chair, Dr. Jake The full job description and how to apply will be available in late November at

Collegiate Faculty Position in Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech seeks enthusiastic candidates for a non-tenure track Collegiate Assistant Professor position. The Biochemistry Department is a dynamic, collaborative, and tight-knit community of scientist educators that currently includes 20 tenure-stream and two collegiate faculty. Our ASBMB-certified undergraduate program currently serves 450 majors.In addition, the department offers courses that serve hundreds of non-majors across the life sciences as well as our 41 graduate students.

This is a nine-month, full-time position with a renewable three-year contract and the opportunity for promotion (for more information on the Collegiate Professor ranks, see The candidate will advance the instructional mission of the department by teaching courses, engaging in curricular development and course transformations, adopting innovative and inclusive pedagogical practices, and enhancing undergraduate research and/or outreach opportunities.

The Biochemistry Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes the success of a diverse student body and is actively engaged in efforts to build inclusive educational practices within the curriculum; thus, candidates with experience teaching, mentoring, and/or advising students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The position responsibilities also include a scholarly component, which may involve scholarship of teaching and learning or biochemical research by undergraduates. The candidate will be expected to serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community. 

To apply see position # 518114, or contact the search chair, Dr. Mike

Fiscal Coordinator

Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the financial affairs for the Department of Biochemistry and advising the Department Head on financial status, practices and policies. Coordinates, monitors, and provides oversite for the fiscal program, as well as managing a fiscal technician. Independently accomplishes or supervises fund disbursement transactions; performs budget allocation, monitoring and reconciliation functions for operating, start-up, salary, and overhead accounts; proactively communicates potential issues with Sponsored Programs accounts to faculty members and acts as liaison as appropriate.

For more information and to apply, click here: