Faculty Position in Feinberg School of Medicine and Center for Synthetic Biology

Northwestern University- Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology
Chicago, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with experience
September 21 2020
Job ID 37202 (FAO 42922)
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Center for Synthetic Biology and Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include establish an extramurally funded basic or translational research program that applies synthetic biological approaches. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and actively contribute to the rapidly growing Center for Synthetic Biology. Formally launched in 2016, the Center for Synthetic Biology represents a university-wide initiative to formalize and grow synthetic biology as a research theme.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. degree, significant research experience, and evidence of sustainable extramural funding. We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups.

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

When applying, please upload a cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position, your CV, a research statement (not longer than 5 pages), and a list of references of individuals (4 minimum) who could be contacted for references.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

Review of received applications will start November 1, 2020.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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