Assistant or Associate Professor | 2019-2020

Assistant or Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Northwestern University

The Department of Molecular Biosciences seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, whose research addresses fundamental problems in biology using computational and/or theoretical methods. We are interested in exceptional and innovative scholars holding a Ph.D. degree with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both research and teaching, and a strong expertise in statistics, mathematical modeling, machine learning or data science. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to single-cell approaches, multi-omic studies, genome biology, evolution, imaging analysis, microbiomics, and structure-based design.

Northwestern University offers a rich and collaborative intellectual environment and state-of the-art support facilities. Appointees will join a broad, highly interactive research community that is committed to collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Molecular Biosciences has close ties with other Northwestern departments and centers including Physics, Statistics, Applied Math, the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute.

Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, CV, description of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Applications must be submitted electronically. Please request at least three letters of recommendation; details on preparing and submitting the application can be found here.  The anticipated start date is January, 2021. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 15, 2019. Inquiries can be sent to

Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.