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Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Quantitative Biology Faculty Positions

Applications Due:
December 15, 2017


The California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track or tenured professorial faculty positions in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. Applications are invited in any area of quantitative research, broadly defined. We are interested in candidates who develop and employ quantitative methods to understand complex biological systems. Examples include single molecule imaging, biophysics, genomics, systems biology, gene regulation, computational modeling, human and population genetics, or evolutionary studies. Although there is a preference for junior candidates, applicants at all professorial levels are encouraged to apply. For untenured positions, initial appointments are for four years and are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree. For tenured positions, we seek candidates who have developed cutting edge research programs that have demonstrated exceptional impact. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply.

Please submit online application and include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, a description of proposed research, and a statement of teaching interests. Instructions for letters of recommendation are below.

Positions will remain open until filled.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at: quantitative-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form, send the link that is provided to at least three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a brief cover letter;
    • curriculum vitae;
    • relevant publications (full pdf copies);
    • a description of proposed research;
    • and a statement of teaching interests.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4952 for assistance or contact quantitative-search@caltech.edu.