Associate Professor position in the Center of Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Skolkovo Institute of Science And Technology
  • Skolkovo, Russia
  • Oct 27, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

The Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology 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 2022 or earlier.

Center faculty are performing cutting-edge research in molecular and cellular biology, including bacterial genetics and genomics, prokaryotic immunity and defense systems, antibiotics, translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, long non-coding RNAs, structural and evolutionary bioinformatics, systems biology, chromatin structure etc. The center is especially interested in expanding in the area of peptide antibiotics. Strong background and experience in this area of research should be coupled with proven record of scientific excellency and passion for teaching.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in the area listed above. 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 Molecular and Cellular Biology is the largest of Skoltech's eight Centers for Research, Education and Innovation in terms of faculty, researcher and student numbers. Its research program spans bacterial genetics and genomics, prokaryotic immunity and defense systems, antibiotics, translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, long non-coding RNAs, structural and evolutionary bioinformatics, systems biology, chromatin structure etc. 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

For more information on Skoltech, please visit skoltech.ru or faculty.skoltech.ru.

To apply, please go to our application website: http://join.skoltech.ru/how-to-apply/ and follow the instructions or send an e-mail to facultysearch@skoltech.ru. Please note the code of the current vacancy that you will need when filling out the application form: [99_AP_CMCB]

The application submission deadline is November 24, 2021. The selection of candidates for the position will take place in November-December 2021 (exact date to be determined) at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Bolshoi Boulevard 30/1, 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.

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