Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Faculty positions

The 2020-2021 application cycle has opened and information about various searches may be found below.  

All applicants are expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program and share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and supervising graduate and undergraduate research.  We are particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity.

Candidates may apply for multiple positions, but must submit a separate application for each position. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree and should submit a curriculum vitae with a summary of current and proposed research programs,  three letters of recommendation, and a statement on their commitment to teaching, mentoring, diversity and outreach.  Candidates may comment on their experiences in these areas and/or how they envision contribution to our ongoing diversity efforts.

Koch Institute

Position available for a junior faculty appointment, effective July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible. Appointment is expected to be in the MIT Department of Biology but other departments will be considered, if appropriate.  This is an open search with regard to field of study and specific research focus, but we particularly encourage applications related to basic biological mechanisms as well as computational and machine learning approaches relevant to cancer research.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2020.

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Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

Position for a junior faculty appointment, effective July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible.  Under special circumstances, a senior faculty appointment with tenure is possible.  We seek innovative scientists with expertise and interests in infectious diseases, immunology, and/or the human microbiome, and who bring complementary approaches from other disciplines including engineering, physical sciences, computational and structural biology.

Apply  (check back for Academic Jobs Online application link)

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2020.

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

The Whitehead Institute seeks candidates for two junior faculty appointments, effective July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Infectious disease: innovative approaches to fundamental problems in infectious disease and immunology.

Fundamental biology: innovative approaches to fundamental problems in molecular, cellular, or organismal biology.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, development, cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, biophysics, structural biology, physiology, and genetics.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 10, 2020.

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Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral positions are arranged directly with individual faculty members and, thus, not advertised here.

Non-academic positions

A complete listing of all non-academic positions at MIT is available on the Human Resources website.

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