Assistant or Associate Professor

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job description

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (LSI) at Princeton University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level; in exceptional cases, more senior appointments may be considered. We are seeking outstanding computational and experimental scientists with strong accomplishments in quantitative or systems-level approaches to the different disciplines and fields represented by LSI faculty, including computational genomics, population genomics, metabolomics, and other -omics technologies, aging, subcellular assembly, developmental patterning, and quantitative imaging. The LSI is housed in the Carl Icahn Laboratory at Princeton University. It was established to innovate in research and teaching at the interface of modern biology and the more quantitative sciences. The Institute provides significant support to its faculty through heavy investment in state-of-the-art research infrastructure, an NIH-funded graduate training program, and a high level of administrative support.

Faculty positions are jointly appointed in one of the following academic departments at Princeton: Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chemical and Biological Engineering, or Computer Science. These joint faculty positions offer significant benefits in terms of infrastructure, research funds, and collaborative opportunities, as well as an opportunity to interact with unusually able and interdisciplinary students. The successful candidate will have research laboratories in the LSI, and teaching responsibilities (both graduate and undergraduate) will be shared with the home department.

Essential Qualifications

All applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. In addition, applicants must have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrate the ability to develop a rigorous research program, and be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a concise 1-2 page research vision statement, as well as contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 15, 2017. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

The University Center for Human Values was established in 1990 by an interdisciplinary faculty group led by founding director Amy Gutmann, at the time professor of politics at Princeton and now president of the University of Pennsylvania. The aim was to deepen and enhance collaboration at Princeton among scholars across the disciplines with a shared commitment to research and teaching about values in public and private life.