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.
The position in theoretical biophysics is targeted more broadly to the full range of cellular physics. Possible topics include nonequilibrium phenomena and active processes, or physical realizations of biological information transduction. The ideal candidate will collaborate not only with the current Biophysics members and their expertise in membrane physics, but also with other theorists in the Department and the broad range of biological science carried out in many departments spread throughout the University.
Application review will begin by October 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted for each position until it is filled. Application packages (Cover letter, CV, publication list, research and teaching plans) should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/52900 (experiment) or https://apply.interfolio.com/52901 (theory). Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
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