Tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions in Synthetic Biology

University of Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 6, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) and the BioTechnology Institute (BTI) in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota are inviting applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Synthetic Biology.

Ideal candidates will develop a strong research program that establishes new research areas with a synthetic biology emphasis that complement current faculty research in synthetic biology and biotechnology within the BMBB department and the BTI. We seek to hire several candidates whose research aligns with impactful emerging areas in biotechnology and
synthetic biology, including the following topic areas:

  • Application of AI/machine learning to biological systems and genetic design, particularly in integrating ‘omics-level datasets and high-throughput experimental systems;
  • Synthetic biology of eukaryotic systems, especially plants, animals, and mammalian cell lines;
  • Cell-free systems, including applications in human or animal therapeutics or biomanufacturing;
  • Genetically programmable materials, with a focus on platform systems whose physicochemical properties can be modified using synthetic biology.

The positions provide opportunity for collaboration across multiple disciplines in the life, physical and engineering disciplines, and access to students in multiple graduate programs. BMBB and BTI are centered in the Twin-Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul that is a hub for biotech and biopharmaceutical companies and have close connections to industry. The U of M has been recognized for its excellence in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship of its faculty, and successful candidates can become part of this ecosystem. Candidates will be hired into BMBB as their academic tenure home and into the BTI.

The BMBB department and BTI are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of our faculty and are welcoming
applications from candidates that will contribute to these goals.

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, go to https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job and search for Job # 352626.

For additional information, contact the faculty search committee at: BTIsearch@umn.edu.

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