Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
2d ago


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The Department of Pharmacology at Penn State University College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Synthetic Biology and Biological Systems Engineering.

The successfully candidate will establish a research program pursuing the engineering of novel biological systems at the cellular, tissue, and / or physiological levels.

Candidates should have :

  • a Ph.D., M.D. and / or equivalent degree,
  • those with interdisciplinary backgrounds in physics, bioengineering, and computer science are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Our faculty members have active collaborations with scientists at the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University located in University Park (State College, PA) that are facilitated by daily shuttles between Hershey and University Park.

    Hershey, PA has a college town atmosphere with superb public schools, a vigorous cultural and entertainment environment, and a variety of housing choices within minutes of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S.

    Hershey Medical Center. The town is only minutes from the state capital in Harrisburg and there is easy access by driving or public transportation to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York.

    To apply, please submit the following documents :

    2) curriculum vitae

    3) research statement

    4) teaching statement

    5) contact information for at least three individuals who can provide letters of reference

    Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    For inquiries, please contact Professor Nikolay Dokholyan (dokh, Chair of the Search Committee.

    The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position :

    This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check
  • The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms.

    We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.

    We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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