Synthetic Biologist: Assistant Professor of BioSciences, Rice University

Houston, Texas
Commensurate with experience
September 24 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

Rice University seeks a faculty member in the BioSciences department at the assistant professor level, starting as early as July 1, 2022, in the area of synthetic biology. Successful candidates will lead a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program supported by external funding, and they will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing and contributing to Rice’s culture of diversity and inclusive excellence.

This search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines. Ideal candidates will pursue research using experimental and/or theoretical approaches that are interdisciplinary. Rice is committing significant resources to growth in synthetic biology, building upon our existing nucleus of researchers, who are connected through the Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology graduate program.

Candidates whose research program synergizes with and extends current synthetic biology research at Rice are of particular interest.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, including the names and contact information for three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement - 3 pages, (4) teaching philosophy statement - 1 page, and (5) diversity statement - 1 page at Application review will commence no later than October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and outstanding potential in research and teaching. We particularly encourage applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and others with diverse cultural experiences and demonstrated achievements in and commitment to mentoring and advising members of a diverse student population.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.


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