Applicants holding Turkish citizenship are invited to apply for a faculty position at the Biological Sciences Department of Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. We welcome applicants with a strong background in eukaryotic systems, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics fields at the level of cells, tissues, or vertebrate organisms.

Application deadline: May 3, 2023

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the advertised position and related fields with substantial postdoctoral experience and a good publication record. The successful applicant is expected to establish an independent research group and will be responsible for procuring extramural funding. These include TUBITAK Young Investigator Grants (3501), TUBITAK Research Grants (1001/1002), Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, EMBO Installation Grants, ERC Starting Grants, and Horizon EUROPE2020 grants.

The candidate is expected to teach theoretical and practical undergraduate and graduate courses. The medium of teaching at METU is English. For further information regarding the University and the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit and

Applicants are expected to meet the minimum hiring criteria for assistant professors set by METU:

METU Biological Sciences hosts a vibrant research environment with more than 20 research groups working on diverse topics, including cancer biology, microbiology, plant biology, biotechnology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, field ecology, comparative genomics, and archaeogenomics.

The successful applicant will have access to office and lab space and the Department's shared research infrastructure, including molecular biology equipment and a computer server. Faculty members also have access to on-campus housing and kindergarten.

Applicants should send an application package that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a summary of research experience, (4) research and teaching statements, and (5) full contact information for three references.

Selected applicants will be invited to give a seminar.

Submit your application package to Elif Erson Bensan:

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07/06/2023 - 12:22