Open Faculty Positions

Faculty position in Molecular/Cell Bioengineering

The MIT Department of Biological Engineering invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, to begin July 2018 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 biomolecular engineering and biophysics along with stem cell biotechnology. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as oversight of research, and candidates should be capable of instructing in our core biological engineering educational curricula.

Faculty position in Plant Biotechnology

The MIT Department of Biological Engineering invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, to begin July 2018 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 plant biotechnology, with applications to agriculture, nutrition, or medicinals. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as oversight of research, and candidates should be capable of instructing in our core biological engineering educational curricula.


Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, 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. Candidates are responsible for having their references submit their letters directly http://be-fac-search.mit.edu website.

We encourage applications by individuals from groups underrepresented in science/engineering fields and by individuals strongly committed to mentoring students from such groups. Applications received by 1st December 2017 will be given priority.

Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Douglas Lauffenburger
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT 16-343
Cambridge MA 02139
lauffen@mit.edu

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer