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Faculty Position in Cellular and Microbial Systems, and/or Synthetic Biology 2021

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Closing date
Nov 22, 2021
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The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty candidate applying cellular, microbial, and/or synthetic biology approaches to study health, pathogenesis, and/or the environment.

The successful candidate may be using experimental, computational and/or theoretical approaches to investigate fundamental or applied questions in areas including but not limited to, microbial community engineering, synthetic circuit design, bioengineering, and biosensor development.

Carnegie Mellon is highly interdisciplinary and strongly invested in quantitative sciences, including high throughput data analyses, genomics, imaging informatics, biophysics, artificial intelligence, laboratory automation and automated science, and tissue engineering. We especially seek applicants whose research disciplines may cross traditional boundaries and who can contribute to, and benefit from, strengths in these areas.

Faculty have access to facilities that include a state-of-the-art animal facility, biological microscopy centers, high-performance computing clusters, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Carnegie Mellon is developing extensive biological experimental automation suites and candidates are encouraged to describe how their experimental design may benefit from this resource. Highly competitive salaries and start-up packages are offered.

A Ph.D. or M.D. degree along with postdoctoral research experience is required. Preference will be given for appointments at the assistant professor level but all levels will be considered.

Carnegie Mellon is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. We seek to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Application Instructions
Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including publication list), research and teaching statements, a diversity statement (outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity), and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to upload confidential letters of reference should be submitted electronically via this Interfolio site.

Review of applications will start October 15th 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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