Tenure Track Assistant Professor

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
October 05 2017
Organization Type

Tenure Track Assistant Professor or 
Tenured Track Associate Faculty position in
Quantitative Cell and Developmental Biology

The Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Department at UCLA, and UCLA’s Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences, seek to hire an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured track Associate Professor position with a research program that uses imaging, quantitative reasoning and/or computational approaches to address fundamental questions in cell or developmental biology.

The ideal candidate will lead a creative and impactful research program at the intersection of cell and developmental biology, microscopy, image analysis, and quantitative modeling. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: Systems analyses of developmental processes using live image data; reconstruction and analysis of cell lineages or cellular circuits; implementation of new approaches to visualize and study subcellular processes at high temporal or spatial resolution; computational modeling of biological phenomena in conjunction with experimental image data.

UCLA hosts thriving communities of cell and developmental biologists, computational biologists, and a growing group of scientists at their intersection. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching missions in cell/developmental and quantitative/ computational  biology.

Successful applicants should convey their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity and inclusion. A PhD or equivalent degree in molecular, cell, or developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science or related fields. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Alvaro Sagasti at sagasti@mcdb.ucla.edu. The following materials should be submitted online: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, including past accomplishments and future plans, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a statement describing the applicant’s accomplishments and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion (6) up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant’s research accomplishments, and (7) three reference letters. Submit materials to http://apptrkr.com/1083691 Application review will begin on October 31, 2017.

As UCLA is California’s largest university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the sciences.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).