Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Structural Biology
Appl Deadline:2018/10/15 (posted 2018/07/26, listed until 2018/11/15)
Position Description:    

The Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) ( is conducting a search for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible.

We seek candidates in the area of structural biology, particularly those that make use of state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and/or cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).  MIT is opening a new cryo-EM/ET facility equipped with a 300kV Titan Krios and a 200kV Talos Arctica microscope in 2018.  The successful candidate will have laboratory space in the Main Building of the MIT Department of Biology.

Applicants are expected to share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and supervising graduate and undergraduate research, as well as develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program.  We are also particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity. 

Candidates must hold a PhD in the biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, or computational sciences, or in an engineering field; or equivalent terminal degree.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page summary of current and proposed research, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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Further Info:
MIT Department of Biology
Attn: Biology Search Committee
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 68-132
Cambridge, MA 02139

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