Associate Research Scholar
Princeton Bioengineering Initiative - Innovators (PBI2), Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship program The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Princeton University invites applications for the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative - Innovators (PBI2), Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program, with positions starting in Fall 2022.
We recently launched the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative (PBI), and are rapidly growing our interdisciplinary Biological Engineering community, which spans a range of departments in SEAS and across campus. The PBI2 fellows program is central to this effort, and will contribute to creating an ecosystem of excellence and diversity.
PBI2 fellows collaborate with two or more Princeton faculty in a Bioengineering-related field, and establish an interdisciplinary research plan aligned with the mission of the PBI. Plans that forge new collaborations that include faculty research programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are strongly encouraged. We particularly welcome projects that seek to develop novel technologies, and utilize new tools for addressing fundamental questions about living systems, and/or harnessing these systems for applications.
This program provides a unique opportunity for newly-minted PhDs to:
*Obtain the benefits of a traditional postdoctoral training, but with the opportunity for dual mentorship across different labs, while gaining experience in guiding their own new research directions, including managing a modest research budget
*Play a leadership role in building Princeton's rapidly growing BioE program
*Interact with others in the growing PBI2 cohort, and others in Princeton's broader BioE community, around programming on career development, including grant writing, managing family/work life balance, how to establish productive collaborations, and navigating the faculty job search
Appointments are anticipated for three years, with renewal each year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Fellows will hold the rank of associate research scholar and be provided a generous salary, standard University benefits, and a stipend of $25,000 per year to support their research, conference travel, etc.
Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D. in a related field no later than two years prior to the anticipated start date. Preference will be given to candidates who are not currently affiliated with Princeton University.
Applicants will be asked to identify two Princeton faculty with whom they intend to collaborate, who will be identified as the anticipated primary mentors. These faculty will be asked to submit a letter assessing the candidate's academic strength and proposed research plan and to ultimately commit a portion of the financial support.
The Princeton Bioengineering Initiative is committed to diversity and making the field more equitable and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration personal experiences, as well as efforts in education, outreach or other service activities related to bioengineering or other sciences. Applicants are invited to describe such experiences and their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the cover letter.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
More complete details and additional information can be found through the Princeton University academic jobs site, https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23003. Applications must be completed by December 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST, for full consideration. Questions about the fellowships or application process may be directed Jimalyn Pablacio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.