Applications for 2025 CPBF fellows are now open!

The Center for the Physics of Biological Function (CPBF), a joint effort between Princeton University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is searching for Center Fellows, both theorists and experimentalists.  Fellows will join our highly interactive group, with interests ranging from the dynamics of single molecules to neural computation, and from biochemical and genetic networks to collective behavior and evolution in populations.   These diverse efforts are unified by the search for common physical principles underlying the emergence of functional behaviors that are essential for life.

Fellows should be prepared to take advantage of the full collaborative research and mentoring opportunities at the Center, and must have completed their PhDs in a relevant field before starting the position.  Appointment will be at Associate Research Scholar rank, for a term of three years; salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Appointments will be through the Department of Physics.   We expect new Fellows to join us for the Fall semester of 2025; start dates as early as February 2025 are possible.  

CPBF Fellows of 2018-2023

CPBF Fellows of 2018-2023

For fullest consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2024, 11:59 pm eastern time.

Candidates selected for interviews will participate in one of two symposia, planned for November 12-13 and December 3-4, 2024.  Applicants are asked to reserve these dates.

The primary work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

Princeton University and The City University of New York are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To apply online, please visit AHIRE and submit a cover letter, CV with publication list, and contact information for three references. 

Please attach your publication list to your CV, including arXiv and bioRxiv preprints as relevant.  The cover letter should include a short description of your research accomplishments thus far, with references to your publication list as appropriate. While we do not ask for a full research proposal, please include a few paragraphs about directions that you hope to pursue, and how these might fit into our community. Also, while the Fellow position does not require teaching, you may describe aspects of your experience with teaching and mentoring that were especially meaningful for you. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Req Num: D-24-PHY-00015

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