Assistant Professor - Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Commensurate with experience
September 25 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA

The Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( is conducting a search for a tenure-track 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 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 MIT Biology Building.


  • 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.

To Apply:

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 sent on their behalf. Please submit application materials to:  

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.

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