Faculty Position in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul (Turkey) is inviting applications for an open full-time faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise and a documented track record in bioinformatics/computational biology, biostatistics and/or genomics. Yet, outstanding applications from other research fields in molecular life sciences, such as stem cell biology, immunology, genetics, epigenetics, or molecular neurobiology will also be considered. Applicants are expected to have at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience and, upon recruitment, to set up an active research programme in their field of expertise. All faculty members are expected to actively commit to undergraduate and graduate education. Please submit your application by May 31st, 2017 via email to the Department Chair Prof. Esra Battaloğlu (battalog@boun.edu.tr). The application email is expected to include a full CV, a statement of intent, and contact information of 3 referees.

About Boğaziçi University and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Straddling Europe and Asia, Boğaziçi University ("Bosphorus University"; www.boun.edu.tr) is a public university with a 150 year history in academic education. Bogaziçi University maintains an international perspective; the official language of education is English and it sustains a large number of international exchange programs at undergraduate, graduate, and faculty level. Boğaziçi University was ranked among the first 150 universities within The Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2014-2015, and ranked 5th in the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings in 2014. It was also ranked the top university in Turkey with respect to its number of project partnerships and its number of funded projects per faculty member within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. Bogaziçi University attracts several Marie Curie Career Integration Grant recipients per year.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG; www.bioen.boun.edu.tr) at Boğaziçi University is the first academic department of its kind that was established in Turkey, and attracts undergraduate students with the highest average scores in the national university entrance exam in this field. MBG faculty members have active research programs in a diverse range of research fields, such as human disease genetics, epigenetics, immunology, developmental biology, neuroscience, cancer molecular biology, plant science and biotechnology. MBG is a recipient of European Commission’s 7th  Framework Programme Regional Potential Grant and hosts the highest number of EMBO Installation Grant recipients. MBG faculty are active partners of the University-wide, interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Technologies (www.lifesci.boun.edu.tr/en).