Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position ID:MIT-Biology-MAINBUILDING [#9258]
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: finished (posted 2017/06/15, finished 2018/04/19, listed until 2017/11/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( is conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible.

We seek candidates in the area of structural biology, particularly those that make use of the 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 teaching and training and to develop and lead an independent research program addressing important problems in biomolecular systems.  

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 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 16, 2017. 

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.

Application Materials Required:
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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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