Koch Institute Faculty Openings

Faculty Position (Department of Biological Engineering)

The Biological Engineering Department and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invite applications for an assistant or untenured faculty appointment. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. The mission of the Department of Biological Engineering is to define and establish a new discipline fusing molecular life sciences with engineering, to advance fundamental understanding of how biological systems operate and to develop effective biology-based technologies. The Koch Institute is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, which features research across a wide range of areas in cancer biology and cancer-oriented engineering. This is an open search with regard to field of study and specific research focus, but clear cancer relevance is essential.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: imaging, computational modeling, systems biology, biomolecular design, and novel approaches to detecting, monitoring and treating cancer. The candidate will be expected to develop and lead an internationally competitive research program. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research and developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should hold a PhD in a science or engineering discipline related to biological engineering by the start of employment. The successful candidate will have laboratory space in the Koch Institute. 

Applicants should include curriculum vitae, brief summaries of past accomplishments and a description of future research plans. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately from three scientists/engineers that evaluate the candidate’s accomplishments and future potential for both research and teaching.

Reponses by November 15, 2014 will be given priority. Questions may be directed to Prof. Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT Biological Engineering Department Head; lauffen@mit.edu.

Please upload all application materials online at: https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/

We especially encourage minorities and women to apply, because of MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in education, research and practice. MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Faculty Position (Department of Biology)

The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a junior or senior faculty appointment. Appointments are expected to be in the MIT Department of Biology, but other departments will be considered if appropriate. The Koch Institute is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, which features research across a wide range of areas in basic cancer research and cancer-oriented engineering. This is an open search with regard to field of study and specific research focus, but cancer relevance will be a consideration. The candidate(s) will be expected to develop and lead an internationally competitive research program as well as participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate(s) will have laboratory space in the Koch Institute.

Applicants should include curriculum vitae, brief summaries of past accomplishments and a description of future research plans. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately from three individuals able to evaluate the candidate’s accomplishments and future potential for both research and teaching.

Please apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4427. Complete applications are due by November 1, 2014.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and we are actively committed to a diverse faculty. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.