Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics

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Position ID:CMU-Physics-ASSTPROFEXPBP [#11542]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Biological Physics - Experimental
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biophysics / Biological Physics
Physics / Biophysics, Biological Physics, Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/09/30 finished (2018/08/01, finished 2019/04/07, listed until 2018/10/31)
Position Description:    

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To continue the growth of its Biological Physics initiative, the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one in experimental biophysics and one in theoretical biophysics at the cellular level. These appoint-ments are intended to be at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the higher levels may also be considered. We seek outstanding candidates with emerging records in physics-based studies of phenomena of biological significance that complement our present strengths.

Areas of interest for the position in experimental biophysics at the cellular level can include membrane-related biological processes that determine the morphogenesis of intracellular or-ganelles and their dynamic remodeling; information flow and its relation to structure formation in pathogen-host interactions; spatiotemporal fluctuations as drivers of biological mechanisms; and other modern topics in subcellular biology.

The position in theoretical biophysics is targeted more broadly to the full range of cellular physics. Possible topics include nonequilibrium phenomena and active processes, or physical realizations of biological information transduction. The ideal candidate will collaborate not only with the current Biophysics members and their expertise in membrane physics, but also with other theorists in the Department and the broad range of biological science carried out in many departments spread throughout the University.

Application review will begin by October 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted for each position until it is filled. For full consideration, please submit your package by October 31, 2018. Application packages (Cover letter, CV, publication list, research and teaching plans) should be submitted to (experiment) or (theory). Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.

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Contact: Markus Deserno or Mathias Loesche
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Dept. of Physics
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh Pa 15213
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