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Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Systems Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2020

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Systems Biology

The Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB), at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks to hire an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position with an innovative research program that leverages computational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in developmental and/or stem cell biology.

The ideal candidate will lead a creative and impactful research program that exploits intersections of developmental biology, single-cell analyses, and quantitative modeling. Areas of particular interest include: developmental cell fate decisions, reconstruction and analysis of cell lineages, spatial organization, multi-scale simulations, and theoretical developmental biology.

UCLA hosts thriving communities of stem cell and developmental biologists, computational biologists, and is well-known for collaborative studies across disciplines. Scientists in MCDB interact seamlessly with those in other departments and institutes on campus, such as the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB), the Broad Stem Cell Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, California Nanosystems Institute, Institute for Biological Physics, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Engineering, etc.

The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching missions in cell/developmental and quantitative/computational biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a documented interest in mentoring and other contributions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. A PhD or equivalent degree in molecular, cell, or developmental biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science or related fields.

Questions regarding the position should be sent to William Lowry at The following materials should be submitted online: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, including past accomplishments and future plans, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a statement describing the applicant’s accomplishments and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion (6) up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant’s research accomplishments, and (7) three reference letters. Individuals with history and commitment to mentoring students from under-represented groups in the sciences are encourage to apply. Submit materials to Accepting submissions as of September 1, 2020.

As UCLA is California's largest university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the sciences.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional - Up to 3 key papers exemplifying the applicant's research accomplishments.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required