Assistant Professor: Machine Learning in Biology

University of Pennsylvania
May 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:N/A
Location:Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania
Working address:Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania
Contract Type:Negotiation
Working Time:Full-time position
Working type:On site
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Assistant Professor: Machine Learning in Biology

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Feb 13, 2023

The Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania is searching to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who develops machine learning for biological questions and systems. The search is open with respect to biological subfield, with areas of interest including: natural language processing applied to protein structure or protein engineering; physiological processes and dynamics inferred by machine learning; computer vision applied at organismal, cellular or subcellular scales; machine learning applied to ecosystem, community, behavioral, or microbial ecology; and the relationship between machine learning and neural computation.

The Department of Biology in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences is a vibrant community of faculty and students who share a broad construction of Biology and its intellectual extent. Collegiality and inclusivity are essential to the ethos of the Department, which also values collaboration and creative connections with scholars in diverse fields across the entire University.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is expected at the start of the appointment, as well as evidence of self-motivated research using machine learning to study biological systems. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement including 2-3 representative publications, teaching statement, diversity statement, and at least three letters of recommendation to

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. The Biology Department at the University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and diverse community of scholars, students, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions, thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. We especially welcome applications from scholars with backgrounds that have historically been under-represented in the academy. For information on the School of Arts and Sciences’ inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see:


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