Whitehead Institute and the Department of Biology at M.I.T. are seeking outstanding scientists for two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. 


Infectious disease: We are interested in candidates who are pursuing innovative approaches to fundamental problems in infectious disease and immunology.

Fundamental Biology: We are interested in candidates who are pursuing innovative approaches to 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.

Applicants are expected to develop and lead a vibrant, independent research program and to 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. We are committed to providing our faculty with a supportive environment that emphasizes mentoring and is mindful of diverse backgrounds. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent and should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and proposed research programs, three letters of recommendation, and a statement on their philosophy and/or approach to teaching, mentoring, diversity, and outreach. Candidates may comment on their experiences in these areas and/or how they envision contributing to our ongoing efforts in these areas (https://biology.mit.edu/about/diversity/). 

All application materials should be submitted to:



Completed applications will begin to be considered on October 10, 2020.


MIT Biology has additional open positions. Candidates may apply to one of the positions at Whitehead Institute and any or all of the other MIT Biology positions, but must submit a separate application for each position.

MIT/Whitehead is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values of MIT and Whitehead.  MIT and Whitehead are committed to non-discrimination in employment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, and/or religion. 

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