Faculty Position in Cellular Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Multiple Position Openings
Closing date
Dec 24, 2022

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Carnegie Mellon University is in an exciting growth phase in the areas of Cellular Biophysics and Quantitative Biology. The Departments of Biological Sciences, Physics, and Computational Biology seek multiple tenure-track faculty candidates who push the boundaries of experimental and computational techniques to join this effort. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: bioimaging, spatial omics, cell mechanics, biological circuit design and computing, cell reprogramming and prediction, emergent behavior, how the phenomenon of life emerges across scales, and decision making of biological systems.

CMU fosters transdisciplinary collaborative approaches to compelling societal challenges and is looking for candidates who would benefit from, and contribute to, an environment that fosters campus-wide, multi-departmental collaborative research projects. We especially seek applicants whose research disciplines may cross traditional boundaries and who can leverage strengths in computer science, engineering, machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Faculty have access to facilities that include a state-of-the-art animal facility, biological microscopy centers, MRI facility, high-performance computing clusters, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Carnegie Mellon is heavily investing in biological experimental automation suites and candidates are encouraged to describe how their experimental design may benefit from this resource. Appointments across multiple departments, which are a strongly supported part of the culture at Carnegie Mellon, are possible when appropriate. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive urban environment.



A Ph.D. degree along with postdoctoral research experience is required. The tenure-track appointments will be made at the assistant professor level although candidates at other levels may also be considered.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions and proactive to include more members of previously under-represented groups. We seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Carnegie Mellon University seeks 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 Interfolio site: https://apply.interfolio.com/113740

Review of applications will start Dec 8th 2022 and continue until positions are 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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