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Posted on: Aug 27, 2020

Lewis-Sigler Scholars

Princeton University is pleased to announce a search for Lewis-Sigler Scholars, a new program aimed at attracting talented early-career scientists (0-2 years from PhD) interested in quantitative approaches to biological systems, supporting their intellectual development, and engaging them in multidisciplinary education. The community of scholars will be drawn from the full range of intellectual approaches represented at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Thus, we are looking for Scholars who take experimental, theoretical, or computational approaches, drawing on their backgrounds in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or physics.

Appointment will be as Associate Research Scholar, renewable for up to five years, with a competitive salary and research support. Candidates should be able to identify mentors on the Institute faculty who match their research interests, but should not think of themselves as applying to postdoctoral positions in individual laboratories. Rather our hope is that the community of Scholars will explore new directions, enlivening our research efforts. Scholars may have the opportunity to perform a modest amount of teaching in our multidisciplinary courses, according to a plan that they may develop in conjunction with their mentor(s). While teaching, a Scholar may hold a secondary appointment as a Lecturer in an appropriate department, pending sufficient course enrollments and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

We expect new Scholars to join us for the Fall semester of 2021; start dates as early as February 2021 are possible; applicants must have completed their PhD by these start dates.

For fullest consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2020. Candidates selected for interview will participate in a virtual symposium on December 1, 2020; applicants are asked to reserve this date.

Please feel free to contact with any inquiries about the LS Scholars Program.

How to Apply: To apply online, please visit and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a brief statement (2-3 pages) of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references. ArXiv and BioRxiv postings should be included in the publication list.

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

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