ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN BIOLOGICAL DESIGN, College of Arts & Sciences/College of Engineering (9853/I1

Job description

Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (subject to budgetary approval) in biological design, which we define as the approach of building new biological systems ranging from proteins to organs as a means to understand fundamental biological principles. Example areas of interest include but are not limited to systems and synthetic biology, chemical biology, physics of biology, microbiome, cell and developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. This is a collaborative, interdisciplinary search involving faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering. The new hire will join and collaborate with investigators in BU’s Biological Design Center and will be appointed to a tenure-track position in one of the participating departments based on background and interests. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary research community at Boston University and will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities, a competitive salary and start-up package.

Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate field, have postdoctoral experience and show potential for leading an independent and vibrant research program. Responsibilities also include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  


Review of applications will begin 1 November 2017. Please use Academic Jobs Online to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. Inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Chris Chen ([email protected]), Chair, Biological Design Search Committee.  

Please visit the following websites for additional information about the Biological Design Center, BU’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially and ethnically diverse scholarly community. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.    




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Job No: 301095
Posted: 9/13/2017
Application Due: 11/12/2017
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