FACULTY POSITION IN THE CENTER FOR LIFE SCIENCES
The newly-formed Center for Life Sciences of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech, Moscow, Russia) invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor with a starting date of January 2019 or earlier.
Center faculty are performing cutting-edge research in bioinformatics/big-data analysis, translational medicine, new antibiotics development, and CRISPR. While we are looking to further develop these areas, the center is especially interested in expanding in the area of agricultural/plant research. However, the exact area of research is secondary to proven record of scientific excellency and passion for teaching.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in any of the areas listed above and postdoctoral experience in the respective area. The successful candidates will further provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output at the international level that demonstrates strong potential for independent research, and experience, or strong interest in, teaching and student supervision. All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English, therefore, candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
At Skoltech, in addition to establishing a competitive externally funded research program, the candidate is expected to teach Master and PhD level courses and supervise student research projects.
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is an English-speaking international graduate research university in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech advances scientific knowledge, educates global leaders in innovation and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.
The Center for Life Sciences is second largest of Skoltech’s 9 Centers for Research, Education and Innovation in terms of faculty, researcher and student numbers. Its research program spans bioinformatics, translational medicine, development of new antibiotics and CRISPR. The Center powers a MSc education program in Biotechnology and a PhD educational program in Life Sciences.
We offer: a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment synergy between science, technology and innovation internationally competitive compensation package a significant research start-up package
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The application submission deadline is July 31, 2018. The selection of candidates for the position will take place in September of 2018 (exact date to be determined) at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (3 Nobel Street, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow).
Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.