Open Faculty Positions

Faculty Position in Molecular / Cell Biophysics

The MIT Department of Biological Engineering invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, to begin July 2019 or thereafter. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline related to biological engineering. A more senior faculty appointment may be considered in special cases. Candidates should aspire to direct a leading research program that fuses molecular/cellular bioscience with quantitative engineering analysis/synthesis approaches. Areas of high priority include molecular and cell biophysics, with applications in quantitative measurement and modeling of biological processes. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as oversight of research, conducting original scholarly research, and developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should be capable of instructing in our core biological engineering educational curricula.

Faculty Position in Comparative Medicine

The MIT Department of Biological Engineering, in partnership with the MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 2019 or thereafter. A more senior position may be considered in special cases. Teaching responsibilities will be in subjects within the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula and compatible with his or her research expertise. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA-accredited institute, or an MD, and/or a PhD in a discipline which applies molecular/cellular bioscience to the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain vigorous extramurally funded research programs, supervise graduate students, develop course materials, and teach graduate-level subject(s). He or she may also teach undergraduate subjects.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at, and must submit application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research. Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters. References should submit their letters directly at the website.

Applications received by 1st December 2018 will be given priority.

Questions may be directed to:

Prof. Douglas Lauffenburger
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT 16-343
Cambridge MA 02139

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer