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

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 Institute, and the Broad Institute. The annual cycle for faculty searches begins late summer and the application deadline is generally early to mid-October.

NOTE:  Searches for the 2019-20 cycle will be conducted for the main Biology building (Building 68), Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (KI), and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.  

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 should submit a curriculum vitae, 3-4 page summary of current and proposed research,  statement of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to the relevant search(es).

Main Building, Fundamental Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible. The applicant’s research program should involve, but is not limited to, the study of molecules, cells, organisms, and/or the interactions among them, using the tools of genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, and/or computational biology.

Candidates must hold a PhD in the biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, or computational sciences, or in an engineering field; or an MD; or equivalent terminal degree.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019.

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Koch Institute

Position available for a junior or senior faculty appointment, effective July 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible.  Appointment is expected to be in the MIT Department of Biology, but other departments in the MIT School of Science or School of Engineering will be considered, if appropriate.  This is an open search with regard to field of study and specific research focus, but we encourage applications related to basic biological mechanisms relevant to cancer as well as computational and machine learning approaches to cancer research.

Candidates must hold a PhD in the biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, or computational sciences, or in an engineering field; or an MD; or equivalent terminal degree.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019.

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Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

Position for tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2020, 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.

Candidates must hold a PhD and/or MD; or equivalent terminal degree, and have a track record of exceptional achievement in basic or translational research that supports the Ragon’s ultimate goal of harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019.

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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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