• For me, the most exciting thing about the Lewis-Sigler Institute is the unexpected interactions and opportunities to work together across disciplines. With faculty drawn from Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Physics, the Lewis-Sigler Institute is the vibrant nexus for the life sciences on campus.

    Ned S. Wingreen
    Associate Director of The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.
  • The LSI encompasses a broad brushstroke of scientific cultures--Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Engineering, and Life Sciences--all under one roof, the architecturally stunning Carl Icahn Laboratory.  The intermixing of these cultures creates an abundance of scholarly foment.  I've never seen anything like it here or abroad.  

    Mike Levine
    Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics


Led by Olga Troyanskaya, professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics, an interdisciplinary team used integrative computational analysis to dig out interconnections and relationships among genes and tissues in a vast amount of genomics data to produce molecular-level functional maps for 144 different human tissues and cell types, including many that are difficult or impossible to uncover experimentally.  (see full story here)

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2017

Faculty Positions Available at Princeton University

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (LSI) at Princeton University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level; in exceptional cases, more senior appointments may be considered.  We are seeking outstanding computational and experimental scientists with strong accomplishments in quantitative or systems-level approaches to the different disciplines and fields represented by LSI faculty, including computational genomics, population genomics, metabolomics, and other –omics technologies, biophysics, aging, subcellular assembly, developmental patterning, and quantitative imaging.  

The LSI is housed in the Carl Icahn Laboratory at Princeton University. It was established to innovate in research and teaching at the interface of modern biology and the more quantitative sciences.  The Institute provides significant support to its faculty through heavy investment in state-of-the-art research infrastructure, an NIH-funded graduate training program, and a high level of administrative support.

Faculty positions are jointly appointed in one of the following academic departments at Princeton: Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chemical and Biological Engineering, or Computer Science. These joint faculty positions offer significant benefits in terms of infrastructure, research funds, and collaborative opportunities, as well as an opportunity to interact with unusually able and interdisciplinary students. The successful candidate will have research laboratories in the LSI, and teaching responsibilities (both graduate and undergraduate) will be shared with the home department.

Essential Qualifications

All applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree.  In addition, applicants must have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrate the ability to develop a rigorous research program, and be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3121 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, a concise 1-2 page research vision statement, as well as contact information for three references. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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