• The LSI Fellows program has allowed me to achieve independence at a much earlier stage than I would have if I had followed a more traditional career path. I have had the freedom to explore my own scientific interest and the opportunity to work with some truly brilliant scientists. As a Fellow, I design my own research program, teach, and manage a lab. The LSI Fellows program is the best possible training for a future career in academic science.

    Amanda A. Amodeo
    Associate Research Scholar

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Lewis-Sigler Fellow Positions

The Lewis-Sigler Fellow program is used to attract early career scientists to the Institute with diverse backgrounds and exceptional promise, people who will eventually populate the new interdisciplinary field of integrative genomics. They are largely drawn from the ranks of recent Ph.D. graduates, and conduct their independent research under the mentorship of the Institute. Appointments are for a non-renewable term of 5 years. The Institute provides an exceptional, one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary environment and research funds for these term appointments. In addition, the Lewis-Sigler Fellows play an important role in the undergraduate teaching mission of the Institute, developing the laboratory components and running the precepts for the Integrated Science Curriculum.

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Posted on: Sep 17, 2016

Position Summary

The Lewis-Sigler Fellows Program at Princeton University provides opportunities for those who are expecting or have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in areas relevant to modern quantitative and computational biology, including biologically relevant chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering. The Program provides Fellows a generous salary and an annual research budget to carry out an independent research program. Fellows are not expected to apply for outside funding. Independent research is carried out under the mentorship of the Lewis-Sigler Institute, which includes faculty in Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Appointments, which are made at the rank of Associate Research Scholar, are for a three-year term, renewable for another two years pending satisfactory performance.

To be considered, the candidate must have demonstrated the ability to carry out independent research aimed at understanding how biological systems organize, integrate and carry out complex processes. Research will be conducted in the highly collaborative environment of the Lewis-Sigler Institute, in which scientists from a number of disciplines are developing novel approaches to the study of biology in the post-genome-sequence era. Current faculty in the Institute address diverse areas of biology ranging from microbiology to systems neuroscience with the common theme of using the combined tools of mathematics, physics, computer science and chemistry to solve these problems.

Subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, Fellows may have the opportunity to teach in an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates as well as to guide students in research projects.

Essential Qualifications 

- A PhD in a related field.
- Applicants must demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research. 

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online and should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a short description of their research interests, and contact information for three references. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy. Link to application: https//jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=68994

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.