Endowed Assistant Professor in Systems and/or Synthetic Biology - Laufer Center for Physical and Qua
Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Internal Number: 3937423
Endowed Assistant Professor in Systems and/or Synthetic Biology - Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Location: Stony Brook, NY Open Date: Feb 23, 2023 Deadline: May 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, at the Laufer Center (LC) for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University. We seek creative individuals who can develop a cutting-edge research program and lead collaborative research initiatives on the development and combined use of novel computational and experimental technology, at the interface of life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, and/or engineering, to address current challenges in systems biology, synthetic biology, and/or evolutionary biology; and to facilitate the translation of basic research into biological, biomedical, and/or pharmacological applications.
The position focuses primarily on research, with limited teaching, and is supported by a Laufer Endowed Professorship that provides annual research support. The successful candidate will have considerable freedom to choose his or her departmental affiliation that best fits his/her research areas.
Anticipated start is fall 2023.
PhD in life sciences or a related field, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics; a strong record of research productivity; and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership and/or research accomplishments in two or more of the following areas: biochemistry; molecular biophysics; molecular-to-cellular systems biology; modeling complex systems; cellular adaptation/evolution; multiscale dynamics and function using structural, image, expression, signaling, and/or regulation data from latest technology, including single molecule experiments and live cell imaging; synthetic biology experiments motivated by theory or principles; evolutionary biology; drug and/or antibody design or development; omics-scale data analysis; immunology; neurobiology; bioengineering.
We prefer candidates with demonstrated leadership and/or research accomplishments in three or more areas listed above; those who have demonstrated achievements in systems biology and/or synthetic biology with both experimental and computational research experience and interests; and those who have demonstrated quality and multidisciplinarity of research productivity. We especially seek candidates who have a documented interest in interdisciplinary mentoring and other activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) summary of past research activities (up to 2 pages), (4) summary of future research interests (up to two pages), (5) teaching and mentoring statement (up to 1 page), including a statement describing the applicant’s accomplishments and plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
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Special Notes: This is Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023.
Center description: The Laufer Center is an exciting collaborative cross-disciplinary research center for physical and quantitative biology at Stony Brook University, just steps away from Stony Brook Medicine, comprising the Renaissance School of Medicine and the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Our researchers are from a broad community including Stony Brook departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology, and Physics, as well as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and have close ties to our neighbors and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
SBU campus description: Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest singlesite employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the PollockKrasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
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