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. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Faculty positions

The 2023-2024 application cycle has begun. See below for specific information and application instructions. 

We regularly conduct faculty searches for positions based in four sections of the department: the main Biology building (Building 68), the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Whitehead Institue, and the Broad Institute. The annual cycle for faculty searches begins late summer and the application deadline is generally mid-October.

All applicants are expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program and share our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, develop and teach courses, supervise graduate and undergraduate research, and mentor trainees at all levels. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help promote and provide diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing our faculty with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current and proposed research, statement on teaching philosophy, three recommendation letters, and a statement on mentoring, diversity, and outreach that describes the candidate’s experience in these areas and/or how they envision contributing to our ongoing efforts.

Biology Department

Position available for a joint appointment with the Biology Department and Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) for a position in the area of computational or machine-learning approaches to biology at the level of a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024 or as soon thereafer as possible.

We are interested in candidates who are developing and using computational methods to address questions in molecular, cellular, or organismal biology. We especially welcome applicants focusing on fundamental biological mechanisms who are applying innovative computational or machine learning approaches in discovery research. An M.D. or Ph.D. in Biology, Computational Biology, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment.

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Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral positions are arranged directly with individual faculty members and, thus, not advertised here. To learn more about how to find the best postdoctoral position for you, see this article from Science Careers.

Non-academic positions

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

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