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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 25, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
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Full Time
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Whitehead Institute together with the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. or M.D., or equivalent, who are pursuing innovative approaches to fundamental problems in molecular, cellular, or organismal biology. Areas and approaches of interest include, but are not limited to, development, cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, biophysics, structural biology, physiology, plant biology, genetics, infectious disease, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The successful candidate will be provided with lab and office space at the Whitehead Institute, a generous start-up package, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, and is expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program.

We seek colleagues who share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and who will develop and teach courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and mentor trainees at all levels. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing our faculty with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current and proposed research (≤5 pgs), statement on teaching philosophy (~1 pg), and a statement on mentoring, diversity, and outreach (~2 pgs) that describes the candidate’s experience in these areas and/or how they envision contributing to our ongoing efforts. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately from at least three individuals able to evaluate the candidate’s accomplishments and future potential.

Application materials should be submitted to
Completed applications will begin to be considered on October 8, 2022.

MIT Biology has additional open positions Candidates may apply to any or all openings, but must submit a separate application for each position.
MIT/Whitehead is an equal opportunity employer.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of MIT and Whitehead. MIT and Whitehead are committed to non-discrimination in employment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, and/or religion.


Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence. Founded in 1982, the Institute is world-famous for its discoveries in genetics, genomics, stem cells, cancer and developmental biology, and for building powerful tools used by the scientific community worldwide. Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university.

Whitehead brings together the most talented biologists in an intimate and highly collaborative environment, empowering them to step out into bold new areas of biomedical inquiry and to ask the questions that no one else is asking. At Whitehead, curiosity is sufficient justification to pursue an uncharted path. Staff members working in informatics, management, administration, technical and support positions participate in this dynamic and rewarding environment and are integral to the Institute's mission.

We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive vacation/holiday policies; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking.

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