Employment Opportunities

The Waksman Institute maintains diverse areas of research with strengths in developmental biology, cell biology, neurobiology, microbiology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, molecular machines, signal transduction, and plant genomics/bioinformatics. 

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Assistant Professor

The Waksman Institute at Rutgers University seeks an outstanding scientist to fill a new Tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with a tentative starting date of September 1, 2019. The academic appointment of the position is expected to be in the Division of Life Sciences within the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree, a demonstrated record of significant research accomplishments and the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

We are seeking individuals with research interests that complement and expand our existing strengths, which include genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, reproductive biology, cell biology, epigenetics, gene regulation, genomics, and metabolomics. We are particularly interested in individuals who use invertebrate animal model systems (e.g., Drosophila, C. elegans). The candidate will be expected to develop an accredited, academic program, teach and mentor students, while participating in local and external service activities.

Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics

The Waksman Institute at Rutgers University invites applications for a newly established endowed chair in Plant Molecular Genetics, with a tentative start date of Fall 2018. The academic appointment of the position is expected to be in the Department of Plant Biology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and be eligible for the rank of full Professor with tenure.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

We seek somebody that is already well funded in plant molecular genetics, using genomics, metabolomics, NGS and other "omics" technologies as applied to understanding basic biological processes and to applications, but could use the income from the endowed chair to take on novel innovative ideas that are not supported by conventional funding programs. The candidate will be expected to teach and develop graduate courses in these areas, supervise graduate students, and serve on departmental, college and university committees.