Assistant Professor in Experimental Biological Physics


To continue the growth of its Biological Physics initiative, the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one in experimental biophysics and one in theoretical biophysics at the cellular level. These appointments are intended to be at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the higher levels may also be considered. We seek outstanding candidates with emerging records in physics-based studies of phenomena of biological significance that complement our present strengths.


Areas of interest for the position in experimental biophysics at the cellular level can include membrane-related biological processes that determine the morphogenesis of intracellular organelles and their dynamic remodeling; information flow and its relation to structure formation in pathogen-host interactions; spatiotemporal fluctuations as drivers of biological mechanisms; and other modern topics in subcellular biology.

Application Instructions

Application review will begin by October 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit your package by October 31, 2018. Application packages include a cover letter, CV, publication list, and research and teaching plans. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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