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Assistant Professor - Computational Approaches to Biomolecular Engineering - Department of Bioengineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed on date thereafter

Application Window

Open August 1, 2022 through Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering seeks applications for an open Assistant Professor position in the area of Computational Approaches to Biomolecular Engineering. The department welcomes applicants with interests in applying computational approaches to any area(s) within bioengineering. The department is also open to applicants who wish to blend computational and experimental approaches. The Berkeley Department of Bioengineering is at the forefront of integrating engineering, biological sciences, and translational medicine to discover fundamental principles of biological systems and develop clinical technologies that advance healthcare. In addition to strong ties with other departments in the College of Engineering, the Department enjoys close relationships with the faculty of biological sciences, physics and chemistry at UC Berkeley, as well as the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Faculty in Bioengineering are active participants in the Center for Computational Biology and the new Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, as well as active users of the extensive computational resources on campus and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our interdisciplinary program offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with distinguished researchers at UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and within the greater Bay Area biotech community. This exceptional environment for teaching and research in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities for intellectual and technological leadership.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the Department of Bioengineering. Candidates will have to demonstrate how they plan to contribute through research, teaching, mentoring, and service to these core values. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College of Engineering. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:

The Department of Bioengineering is building a vibrant and diverse community and stands in full support of the mission and principles of community of the University. These principles of community for the University of California, Berkeley, are rooted in our mission of teaching, research and public service. They reflect our passion for critical inquiry, debate, discovery and innovation, and our deep commitment to contributing to a better world. Every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive. Details of the Department’s programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment can be found at:

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Bioengineering and develop a world-class research program with emphasis on development of innovative technologies and approaches to quantitatively understand and engineer biological systems. Applicants should be seeking a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue teaching, mentorship, and research, drawing on the diverse resources within and outside our department and institution. To learn more about our department please visit

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • 1 of 3 Peer-Reviewed (or in review) Publication

  • 2 of 3 Peer-Reviewed (or in review) Publication

  • 3 of 3 Peer-Reviewed (or in review) Publication

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

3 names and contact information (e-mail address) for writers of letters of recommendation are required at the time of application. Letters of recommendation will be required only for the finalists and the Department will notify the applicants prior to contacting their letter writers.

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA