Open Faculty Position

Division of Comparative Medicine

Director / Tenured Faculty Position

The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, in partnership with the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, invites applications for the Director, at the tenured faculty level, with a start date of 1 July 2020 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA accredited veterinary school by the beginning of employment, with demonstrated expertise in a discipline that applies molecular/cellular bioscience to any area. Research focus areas may include the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, oncogenesis, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program and supervise graduate and postdoctoral fellows. There will also be the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate classes if desired. Importantly, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to expand an already world-class program in comparative medicine.

The Division of Comparative Medicine has three basic missions: research, education and the provision of managing and overseeing a comprehensive animal husbandry, clinical, and diagnostic program for all research animals maintained at MIT. The Director will provide direction and administrative coordination to facilitate the Division’s role in providing expertise and support to investigators by enabling use of animals in biomedical research and teaching; to conduct grant funded research and develop animal models pertinent to biomedical research; and to provide postdoctoral training to veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical research; develop scientists within the Division who can successfully compete for grants

The Division, consisting of approximately 180 personnel, has centralized administrative responsibility for all AAALAC accredited facilities, consisting of 193,000 square feet on the MIT campus. This responsibility underlies the overall commitment of the Institute in providing a comprehensive animal care and use program.

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 research goals, as well as indicating emphasis areas for teaching if desired. Applications should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters if requested. References can be submitted directly via the website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 15th January 2020.

Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Angela Belcher
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT 16-343
Cambridge MA 02139

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.