Assistant Professor

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 01 Nov 2023
Position ID:Duke -Cell Biology/Duke University Medical Center -AP [#25387]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map ]
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PM * (posted 2023/08/21, listed until 2023/11/01)
Position Description:  Apply    

Joint Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions –AI/ML for Cell Biology


The Duke University Departments of Cell Biology and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics jointly invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position  in the areas of large language models and other deep neural networks for biology. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in developing new algorithms and methods motivated by biological research in the areas of cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and regenerative biology. Example application areas include foundation models for protein design or single-cell data, or other AI/ML approaches for spatial, multi-omic, genomic and proteomic data sets, biological imaging, or multiscale modeling. Particular attractions of this position include a generous startup package and benefits, a joint appointment in both departments and outstanding data and translational opportunities across Duke University.  Duke has an exceptional history in biomedical research innovation that includes data science. Durham and the Research Triangle form a vibrant community with an outstanding climate intellectually, culturally, and for year-round physical activity and recreation. We strongly support an inclusive environment that is committed to the diversification of our faculty ranks.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biomedical research or computer science-related fields relevant to this search. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community, and a dedication to contributing to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, obtain outside funding, and participate actively in graduate and post-graduate training and mentorship. The application package should include a cover letter accompanied by a one-page diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, a three-page statement of research (organized as a one-page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of your future research plans), and 3 letters of recommendation. 


Diversity and Inclusion: Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply. The diversity statement should address why the candidate believes diversity and inclusion are important, with examples from their experiences and plans for future contributions. More information about departmental diversity, inclusion, and antiracist work can be found at:


Important Dates: Applications will be reviewed starting October 1st , but should be received by no later than November 1, 2023, for full consideration. Top candidates will be invited to a virtual symposium to present their research and future plans.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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