Faculty Position in Department of Biology, METU

Applications are invited for an open faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Systems Biology at the Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara.

Extended application deadline: October 15, 2017

The candidate is expected to have conducted research at the level of cells, tissues and organisms functioning as a system using integrated and holistic approaches to understand the larger picture. Expertise in systematic measurement methods using various omics technologies, mathematical and computational models as well as their integration to describe and predict interactions between the system components is required. We welcome applicants with strong backgrounds in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and computational biology. For further inquiries and application package, please contact:  Drs. Gülay Özcengiz (ozcengiz@metu.edu) and Çağdaş Son (cson@metu.edu.tr).

Successful candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in the advertised position and related fields with appropriate postdoctoral experience, a good publication record, and be committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant is expected to establish an independent research group and will be responsible for procuring extramural funding. These include TUBITAK reintegration fellowships (2232), TUBITAK young investigator grants (3501), TUBITAK research grants (1001/1002), Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, EMBO Installation Grants, ERC Starting Grants and Horizon 2020 grants. A dedicated Project Support Office (http://pdo.metu.edu.tr/) is available to assist applicants. Additionally, the University has a dedicated Technology Transfer Office that can assist with intellectual property issues and liaisons with industrial partners (https://bto.metu.edu.tr/).

The candidate will be expected to teach theoretical and practical undergraduate classes. Other duties include teaching graduate classes, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The medium of teaching in METU is English.

The successful applicant will receive laboratory and office spaces, free access to the Department's common research infrastructure and the animal house, and will also have an unlimited access to Central Laboratories of METU and be eligible for start-up funds from METU. Accommodation on campus is provided to eligible candidates.

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited for a seminar. Applicants should send a cover letter that includes (i) CV, (ii) publication record, (iii) a summary of research experience, (iv) a research and teaching statement, (v) full contact information for three references.

METU is a public university and has consistently been ranked as the highest research and teaching institution in Turkey. For further information regarding the University and the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit

http://www.metu.edu.tr/ and http://bio.metu.edu.tr