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 normally October 15.

NOTE:  Searches for the 2018-19 cycle will  be conducted for the main biology building (Building 68), the Whitehead Institute, and the Broad Institute.  Candidates may apply for multiple positions, and must submit a separate application for each opening.  

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

Main Building, General Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, 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.

Apply

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

Main Building, Structural Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible.  We seek candidates in the area of structural biology, particularly those that make use of state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and/or cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).  MIT is opening a new cryo-EM/ET facility equipped with a 300kV Titan Krios and a 200kV Talos Arctica microscope in 2018.

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

Apply

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

Whitehead Institute, Fundamental Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible.  We seek candidates who are pursuing 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.

Candidates must hold a PhD; or an MD; or equivalent terminal degree.

Apply

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

Whitehead Institute, Mammalian Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible.  We seek candidates who are pursuing problems in mammalian biology, including approaches in human biology or in non-human models.

Candidates must hold a PhD; or an MD; or equivalent terminal degree.

Apply

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

Broad Institute,  Biology and Computational Biology

Position available for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2019, 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 computational biology, data science/machine learning, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, and/or cell and molecular 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.

Apply

Completed applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2018.

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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