Assistant Professor in Synthetic Biology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up package.
September 14 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
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Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a tenure-track faculty candidate to develop a research program in Synthetic Biology.  Specific areas of interest include Metabolic Engineering, Circuit Design, Cell Reprogramming, Prosthetic Gene Networks, and Microbial Community Engineering.  Carnegie Mellon is strongly committed to strengthening research in intellectual hubs that include Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Computational Biology, and Earth Sustainability.  Faculty have access to facilities that include a state-of-the-art animal facility, neuroimaging and biological microscopy centers, high-performance computing clusters, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (see and and and  Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive urban environment.

A Ph.D. or M.D. degree along with postdoctoral research experience is required. This tenure-track appointment will preferably be made at the assistant professor level, but other levels may be considered.

Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of up to 3 relevant papers, and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference should be submitted electronically via this link:

Please direct any questions to Dr. Aaron Mitchell, Search Committee Chair, at  Applications will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2017, and must be submitted by January 1, 2018.

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 unique ways.

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