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[Apply by 1 Oct 2018] Rice University seeks multiple faculty members working in synthetic biology

As part of the Vision for the Second Century (V2C2), which is focused on investments in research excellence, Rice University seeks multiple faculty members, preferable at the assistant professor level, starting as early as July 1, 2019, in the areas of Synthetic Biology. Successful candidates will lead dynamic, innovative, and independent research programs supported by external funding, and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity.

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This search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines. Ideal candidates will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with biosciences, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, or other related disciplines. Applicants using experimental and/or theoretical synthetic biology approaches that are interdisciplinary with chemistry, physics, engineering and computer science are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, including the names and contact information for three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy. Application review will commence no later than October 1, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and outstanding potential in research and teaching. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise members of our diverse student population.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.