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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Biosciences

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois.
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Life Sciences, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences invites exceptional and innovative scholars to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The ideal candidate will use quantitative approaches to address fundamental questions and/or emergent phenomena in biology. We are particularly interested in applicants coupling large scale data collection to cutting edge statistical or mathematical analyses, but researchers in the broad discipline of quantitative biology that complement strengths represented in our outstanding and collaborative faculty should apply. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and show demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

Northwestern University offers a rich intellectual environment and state-of the-art support facilities. Appointees will join an outstanding, highly interactive research community that is committed to collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Molecular Biosciences has close ties with other Northwestern departments and centers including Physics, Statistics, Applied Math, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute.

Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, CV, description of research plans, a teaching statement, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. Please request at least three letters of recommendation. Details on preparing and submitting the application can be found at the Molecular Biosciences homepage ( The anticipated start date is Fall of 2022. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 15, 2021. Inquiries can be sent to

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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