published Dec 26, 2023 6:06am

Biomedical Chemistry - FRI Research Assistant Professor

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University invites applications for a three-year renewable, full time Research Assistant Professor (also known as the Research Educator) position, to begin August 2024. This is a unique 10-month non-tenure track faculty position that directly combines teaching and research. This position is for Biomedical Chemistry (open to Ph.D.'s with biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry and/or pharmacology background). Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2024.

FRI Biomedical Chemistry is a program in which a Research Educator guides first-year and second-year students in innovative research that advances the field. The Research Educator shapes the research theme, but typically employs the use of molecular biology to modify proteins of interest and monitor downstream effects on cellular function and biochemistry. For example, past FRI cohort research themes have included a) probing for cellular carbonyls generated by oxidative stress in live cells in presence of medicinal therapeutics, b) investigating the role and requirements for neurotransmitter transport in presence of medicinal therapeutics, and c) monitoring molecular and biological properties of beta-amyloid fibril aggregates upon post-translational modifications.

This position will entail guiding student cohorts (~30 per cohort) through authentic research experiences and, in doing so, will help students develop the professional skills desired by graduate schools and employers. Within that process and working with the faculty stream collaborators, the Research Educator maintains and/or expands their own research program. More detail about the FRI program is available at our website:

The position is formally advertised at Binghamton University's Interview Exchange: