Assistant Professor – Chemistry & Biochemistry

Queens College

Job ID: 25770 – Assistant Professor – Chemistry & Biochemistry


Salary Range: $90,375 – $93,134



Biochemistry Faculty Position at Queens College – City University of New York

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry of Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2023. We seek the best available candidate in any branch of biochemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, and a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful applicant will show evidence of an ability to build and sustain a dynamic, externally funded research program and an aptitude for training the next generation of scientists at the undergraduate and graduate levels (MS and PhD). The new faculty member will be affiliated with the CUNY Graduate Center, the doctoral degree granting institution within CUNY, broadening contact with other CUNY campuses. Queens College offers competitive start-up packages and teaching remission for junior faculty during the first five years of their appointment.


Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of research interests that includes a 5-year plan, a 1-page summary of teaching philosophy and experience and contact information for at least three references. Applications must be submitted as a single pdf file through the website at; Search for CUNY Jobs and enter ID number 25770. Additional details can be found at this website. Review of applications will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled.


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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.